NBA Western Conference Finals: Warriors vs Spurs Game 4Published May 22, 2017 by Sol FH
The Warriors with a chance to sweep the Spurs, but will need to win in San Antonio tonight at 2:00 GMT.
The Golden State Warriors are only one win away from making it back to the NBA Finals and a chance to redeem themselves from last year. The Warriors are up 3-0 and have destroyed the Spurs in each of the 3 games so far in this one-sided series. The Spurs have not had an answer for Durant or Curry allowing them to score upwards of 30 points each per game. The Spurs have not been able to recover from the loss of Kawhi Leonard since his ankle injury in Game 1, and the worst news is they may not get him back tonight either.
Back in Game 1, the San Antonio Spurs were leading the Golden State Warriors by 23 points until their star small-forward hurt his ankle. The MVP finalist was forced to leave the game and hasn't been back since. The Spurs lost that game by 2 points, 113-111. In Game 2, without Leonard, the Spurs lost 136-100, and in Game 3, 120-108. The Spurs looked like they had a chance, but it just goes to show that building a team around one star player doesn't mean anything, unless they never get injured.
In other injury news, Zaza Pachulia, starting center for the Warriors is still out and it doesn't look like he will be ready to play in Game 4. Many blame Pachulia for the injury to Leonard, and there was even news that his family received threats after the incident. Other than these two injuries, both teams look great, but it is obvious that the Warriors have the advantage. Tonight, the Spurs must start out the same way that they have been, and keep that going into the second half, as the Warriors seem to pick things up in quarters 3 and 4.
NBA Betting Odds
The NBA is live at bet365 Sports tonight with some of the most attractive odds in the industry posted ahead of Game 4. The Spurs are way down in the Money Line odds for outright win at 8.00. The Warriors are at 1.09, but it looks like a bet with the home team could be wise, as Leonard could get the ok to play.