The most interesting aspect of the Golden State Warriors' first round victory over the Denver Nuggets was their inability to handle the Warriors going small with Harrison Barnes. Despite having the personnel to handle that particular line up, it proved difficult for a couple of reasons. First, it's tough to scheme against a line up that almost never got used in the regular season. Second, it's tough to scheme against a line up with four potentially potent scorers and one giant who happens to be an excellent rebounder.
While the San Antonio Spurs do have five games of tape to breakdown this small line up, they still have the issue of figuring out to limit the scoring for a line up that could provide some match up problems for the Spurs. According to Stephen Curry himself, the Spurs used Danny Green on him the most in the regular season. Our own Kyle Boenitz thinks we'll see Kawhi Leonard also guarding him. If Green guards Curry, that means Leonard likely slides over to Klay Thompson, Tony Parker to Jarrett Jack and either Tiago Splitter or Boris Diaw on Harrison Barnes. So somewhere on the court there's a mismatch.no comments