Spurs vs. Warriors Preview
The Spurs are on a 7 game winning streak will host the Warriors tonight, with playoff positioning at stake, as this will be the last game in San Antonio after a 4 game home stand.
For the Spurs (51-23), they also have a 20 game home winning streak against the Warriors, look to keep pace with the Hornets, as they are tied for first in the competetive Western Conference. The Spurs cannot lose a game going into the stretch run. A loss here, a loss there can mean 1st place to 6th or 7th in the West, thus losing home court in the first round. Another bright spot for the Spurs is the return of Finley's shooting touch and the defense has been holding down teams during this winning streak.
For the Warriors, they are fighting for playoff positioning as well. With the Nuggets, Mavs, and Warriors battling for 7th and 8th spot, the Warriors cannot afford to slip up. Good news for the Warriors, is that they have twice beaten the Spurs this year. The offensive style for the Warriors does give the Spurs trouble so expect more of the same tonight.
Key matchup: Parker vs. Ellis. Parker has been getting his mid-range shot back and is slowly looking like the Finals MVP. Monta Ellis is playing steady ball and been contributing more on the offensive end.
In the end, the style of offense the Warriors run has proven effective against the Spurs this year. Expect the Warriors to win tonight.