The Warriors are without Stephen Curry and stumbled into the playoffs, going 7-10 to close out the season, all while playing average defense. They look vulnerable.
Still, expect them to flip the switch and comfortably handle the San Antonio Spurs, which is what I get into in this PBT Extra preview.
Without Kawhi Leonard, this is not a good matchup for San Antonio, as we saw last year in the playoffs (after Zaza Pachulia slid under him on a jumper). It’s a good matchup for the Warriors to get their feet under them and for the combination of Kevin Durant and Draymond Green to take charge.