AT&T CENTER--After their enjoyable second round playoff series, any game between the San Antonio Spurs and Golden State Warriors figures to be teeming with storylines and intrigue. Much of that goes out the door with the absence of Stephen Curry, who did not play, and what intrigue remains dissolves behind the haze of what has been an odd, but technically successful start for the Spurs.
The Spurs won, as they have four other times before this season, but they didn't play particularly well. And they haven't for much of the season, despite the 5-1 record. Finding any narrative in that, this early in this season, would be flawed. Spurs coach Gregg Popovich hasn't been concerned with the early season sample size, while his team is aware of the need to improve their overall play.no comments