“Last night, obviously my Spurs were very undermanned without two former Finals MVPs, Kawhi, Tony Parker, and then without David Lee who has been a real spark off the bench… but Golden State said ‘no’ right from the start. It was 31-19 at the end of the first quarter, and that was the end of that game.
… My issue remains with Golden State from day one. I said it from the start of the season. How will Steph and Kevin perform under pressure down the stretch of a tight playoff game? Guess what, America? We don’t know because we have not gotten to see that yet, because they have not been tested.
And this is what tears my guts out about this NBA playoff season so far. The injury gods have decided it. Obviously Golden State in round one did not have to play against a Nurkic who had made Portland a real threat, I thought. Round two, not that Utah was any big threat to Golden State, but George Hill got hurt and missed the last couple games. And then we know what happened in the conference finals that we just witnessed.”
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