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

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Attack Tony Parker

May 8, 2013; San Antonio, TX, USA; San Antonio Spurs guard Tony Parker (9) drives to the basket under pressure from Golden State Warriors guard Jarrett Jack (2) during the second half in game two of the second round of the 2013 NBA Playoffs at the AT

Tony Parker proved more than capable of keeping Stephen Curry out of his comfort zone on Wednesday. His inability to make shots stemmed largely from excellent man-on defense from either Parker or Leonard, whose athleticism presented its own set of challenges for the undersized point guard.

However, Parker struggles to defend lengthy or strong wing players, something Golden State has in spades. Klay Thompson, Harrison Barnes and (to a lesser extent) Draymond Green are more than capable of shooting over Parker or forcing him into the lane, which should also yield a greater number of Golden State free throw attempts. The Warriors can take advantage of these mismatches by improving ball movement around the perimeter, forcing Parker to take on a larger offensive player.