And that was before they had Kevin Durant. Stephen Curry has suited up for most of the season, but 31 missed games is still troubling. Curry feints, double-feints and then backs off to reset. "Obviously, we've had a lot of injuries, but the games have not been meaningful, and our play and our focus reflected that". Since Curry will be sidelined for the entirety of the first round, the slightly disgruntled Spurs seem the ideal matchup.
But with their postseason quest toward a fourth consecutive Finals appearance, and potentially their third championship in four years, beginning Saturday during Game 1 of their first-round series against the San Antonio Spurs, Warriors coach Steve Kerr said their poor play over the last month was tied to his team having locked into the No. 2 seed in the Western Conference standings, one spot behind Houston. The forward has for the first time in 15 National Basketball Association seasons played every single regular-season game, averaging 27.5 points, 8.6 rebounds and 9.1 assists per game. Leonard is a player that carries himself very professionally, and never causes unnecessary drama that could be a distraction to his team.
When asked about how he feels going into the first-round battle against the Spurs, Kerr also said, "Let's find our groove the next couple of games and get things rolling, and I think we'll be in great shape". That should have been the Spurs, finishing off the Warriors or losing control in epic fashion.
Durant ready for huge series? Pachulia started all of last season's series, but things have changed significantly this season. The juggernaut Warriors, rolling towards redemption.
'Gal ni kadni' singer Parmish Verma shot at in Mohali
A bullet hit his leg", said Kuldeep Chahal, senior superintendent of Police, Mohali , told NDTV, a television news channel. Both Verma and his friend are out of danger and are now undergoing treatment in a private room in Fortis Hospital, Mohail.
Moto G6 Play live images leak ahead of April 19 launch
Rumored specs for the phone include an nearly 6-inch Full HD display with an 18:9 ratio, a Snapdragon 630 chipset and 6GB of RAM. The smartphone will feature a rear-facing fingerprint scanner which will be hidden within the Motorola batwing logo.
Manu Ginobili had a steal and buzzer-beating three to cap an ugly opening 12 minutes for San Antonio. However, the playoffs will be a different animal and whatever weaknesses he may have will be put under the microscope. "It's so toxic and severed there between the front office and Kawhi Leonard, that it might really be at the point of no return". Without Leonard for nearly 90percent of the regular season, San Antonio won 47 games and secured the No. 7 seed in the Western Conference. It was a broom made of metaphysical middle fingers - to Kawhi, to the Spurs, to all the fans who just wanted to see what it looked like when two flawless basketball teams played ideal basketball against each other. We saw it previous year when these teams met in the playoffs and Leonard went down after Zaza Pachulia slid under him on a jumper, at that point the Warriors ran away with the series. As of Saturday morning, 55 percent of public bets are coming in on host Golden State. "Kawhi is still a Spur", Miesha Slayton wrote (via News 4).
"They're as disciplined as anybody we're going to face in terms of establishing a style, a pace, a defensive awareness and a mind-set", Kerr said of the Spurs, who tied with the Utah Jazz for the fewest points allowed per game (99.8). It nearly certainly won't be enough to get them out of the first round.
It's probably going to be the former - expect the Warriors to flip the switch. Maybe they'll get Curry back in the next round and keep rolling.
In the confrontation, the security forces foiled the attack by killing all the terrorists, the statement added. The emergency law gives police expanded powers to carry out arrests, surveillance and seizures.
NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said on April 14 that the alliance "considers the use of chemical weapons unacceptable". Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei gestures before delivering a speech in Mashad, Iran, March 21, 2018.
President Trump did not specifically state the targets but did say the targets were associated with chemical weapon capabilities. Pentagon spokeswoman Dana White warned that Russian Federation was actively attempting to sow confusion about the attack.
Australian boxer Anja Stridsman has won an extraordinary gold medal just months after she suffered a devastating knee injury. Local road cyclists Hosking and von Hoff had no such problems, winning their respective women's and men's races.
Barca are unbeaten and top of the table in LaLiga, nine points clear of second-placed Atletico Madrid after 31 rounds. A poor challenge from Ousmane Dembele on Parejo gave Valencia a way back into the match with three minutes remaining.
Gmail for the web is getting a fresh redesign that will bring it closer to what its most recent Gmail for mobile app looks like. The compact view will be similar to the current Gmail design , something that current users should be happy about.
The Kremlin on Saturday condemned Western air strikes on Syria where its armed forces are backing President Bashar al-Assad. President Trump "has not yet made a decision about possible actions in Syria", Haley said.
Some commuters were seen taking pictures with the Prime Minister inside a coach in which he was travelling. During his travel, services were running normal on Line-2 as per the normal schedule, he said.
It was always believed that any US military response was unlikely to include significant numbers of ground forces. Explosions hit the capital, Damascus, as well as two locations near the city of Homs, the Pentagon said.
The family of the late Winnie Mandela has accused the South African government of being hypocritical for praising her after death. As one of the country's most prominent and polarizing figures, she retained political clout long after her divorce from Mandela.
Radio personality Art Bell dead age 72
His nationally-syndicated program, " Coast to Coast AM ", was aired on about 500 stations in North America in the 1990s. In July 2016 Bell had a health scare, spending five days in a Las Vegas hospital, according to the show's website.
Michael Owen states his prediction for Newcastle v Arsenal
The Newcastle boss said: "Normally, as a manager, travelling you can say they will be exhausted , as the opposition you say no". Arsenal come into this match having recovered from their earlier problems this season and are now unbeaten in seven matches .
Theresa May's Statement on the Syria Strike
And a significant body of information including intelligence indicates the Syrian Regime is responsible for this latest attack. The Ministry of Defence (MoD) said that four RAF Tornado jets were deployed to launch missiles at a Syrian military facility.
MI, DD in search of first win
Mumbai Indians take on Delhi Daredevils in the first match of our double-header - we're on air for all the build-up from 11am. The pitch had a good smattering of grass that had been rolled in, and both captains expected it to be good for batting.
Ambedkar on 127th birth anniversary
"I came to know I am the first president to visit Ambedkar's birthplace on the occasion of his birth anniversary ", Kovind said. The principal spoke on the occasion and said that Dr Ambedkar has occupied the 1st place by having founded the Constitution.
Pacific trade partners 'are not counting on America'
In fairness, Hillary Clinton also flip-flopped on the TPP, which was negotiated in part on her watch as secretary of state. Trump pulled out of the TPP at the start of his term but recently floated the idea of rejoining.
Thousands Gather for Winnie Mandela's Funeral in Johannesburg
I think their actions are actions of extreme cruelty, because they robbed my mother of her rightful legacy during her lifetime. Nothing could be further from the truth. "The overwhelming majority of women accept the patriarchy and protect it".
China to set up free trade zone on southern island of Hainan
Vice President Mike Pence, said he wants the United States to make it clear China's involvement in the region was unacceptable. Sixty booths representing the firms will display farm produce, food, consumer goods and other services at the expo.