The Warriors looked like the old Warriors we’ve come to love on Saturday in their first playoff game against the San Antonio Spurs, even without injured Steph Curry at guard, and with Andre Iguodala and JaVale McGee in the starting lineup. The energy was back. They beat the Spurs 113-92 and dominated the game from the opening tip.
Game 2 is tonight, and Coach Steve Kerr reminded his team about human nature. The fact that Golden State finally feels good about itself after a rough end to the regular season makes it susceptible to a letdown.
According to SFGate.com, after struggling with complacency throughout the regular season, the Warriors played with renewed intensity on both sides of the ball Saturday. They closed off driving lanes, shot 54.3 percent from the field, tallied assists on 32 of their 44 field goals, and corralled 21 more rebounds than San Antonio.
Let’s hope they can keep it up for this entire series, and for all the playoff series still to come, when hopefully Steph will be healthy enough to rejoin the team.