The Golden State Warriors will kick off their second round series against the San Antonio Spurs Monday, which few expect them to win. The Warriors have not had much luck against the Spurs since, I don’t know, forever, having gone 0-28 in San Antonio since Tim Duncan entered the league.
Now that Russell Westbrook has been Patrick Beverly’d, many experts consider San Antonio to be the favorites to emerge from the Western Conference. That being said, the Spurs recent history indicates that they have been susceptible to upsets, and the younger, faster Warriors have demonstrated an ability to beat expectations.
The Warriors will have a very good chance at winning if the following factors come through in four games (laughs):