Golden State Warriors: 5 Keys to Beating the San Antonio Spurs

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Get Stephen Curry Open

Getting Stephen Curry open is easier said than done, but why wouldn’t you want more shots for the most prolific shooter ever? Too many times in the Denver series with Jarrett Jack at the point, the Warriors tried to run Curry off screens to try and get him shots. The Nuggets switched and doubled him forcing the ball to other shooters too easily.  This led to the furious comeback in the second half of Game 6 and the near disaster finish.  This cannot happen in this series.

May 2, 2013; Oakland, CA, USA; Golden State Warriors point guard Stephen Curry (30) high fives shooting guard Klay Thompson (11) after the play against the Denver Nuggets during the second quarter of game six of the first round of the 2013 NBA Playoffs at Oracle Arena. Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports

Kawhi Leonard is regarding as one of the best defenders in the league and is able to guard point guards and bigger forwards, but he can only guard one person (likely Harrison Barnes or Klay Thompson).  Parker and Ginobili are clever defenders, but not of the elite class.

If Leonard is not guarding Curry, they must find ways to get him the ball so he can go into “human torch” mode.