Last time they met in the playoffs: Warriors vs. Spurs

Leonard got huge help from veteran Manu Ginobili who also planted a risky but heroic block on Harden's attempt at the three-point line seconds before the 5-minute overtime ended.

San Antonio was up by 23 after the third quarter and scored the first seven points of the fourth to make it 94-64 and send numerous home fans streaming to the exits.

"We have no intention of letting our guard down", said Warriors big man David West, who played for the Spurs last season.

What happens when the top National Basketball Association offense meets the top defense? They jumped to a seven point lead (31-24) in the opening quarter, and never looked back. "We've got just to figure out a way to get better, and we will".

Stephen Curry scored 40 points and hit a tying 3-pointer with 1:48 remaining, and the Golden State Warriors rallied from way down after Kawhi Leonard was lost to an ankle injury to beat the San Antonio Spurs 113-111 on Sunday in Game 1 of the Western Conference finals. The Spurs last saw the NBA Championship in 2013 when they bested the Miami Heat.

Golden State has barely been tested so far this postseason, going 8-0 against Portland and Utah. But Gregg Popovich will try, and when the two teams have matched up over the past two seasons without either team resting their main players, the Spurs have tried to slow the pace down and limit the number of possessions available for the Warriors.

Popovich is known for his dry one-liners, but the injury-stricken Spurs may need divine intervention to topple the red-hot Warriors. I take responsibility for it.

Cavs vs. Raptors Game 3: What We Learned
Right now, they are doing what they want to do to our defense, and that is unacceptable and we can do better. James hit four free throws on either side of a 3-pointer to put the Cavs up 97-80 with 6:20 left.

Dejounte Murray chipped in with 11 points, 10 rebounds, five assists and two steals off the bench and Pau Gasol had 10 points with 11 rebounds for San Antonio.

Harden scored 10 points on 2-for-11 shooting to go with seven assists and six turnovers. The Warriors are now 22-0 in the regular season and postseason combined when Green has a triple-double.

I don't know what's wrong with the Houston Rockets, but it's probably not good.

The Warriors are at full health with a returning Kevin Durant added to their weaponry.

Time will tell if the Warriors will win Game 1 of the Western Conference Finals, and fans are anxious for this exciting match-up in the 2017 NBA Playoffs.

James Harden, wearing the Adidas Harden Vol. 1, walks off the court during the Rockets' NBA Playoff loss.

Leonard is averaging 27.8 points and 7.7 rebounds in the playoffs, and is also the Spurs' top defender.

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