Joe D'Amico's NBA Fast Break GAME OF THE YEAR
San Antonio vs. Golden State,
05/16/2013 22:30 EDT,
Score: 94 - 82
Point Spread: +2/-109 Golden State
Today's winner is Golden State over San Antonio. This is my Fast Break Game of the Year.
Yes, Stephen Curry was held to just 9 points in Game 5. The rumor mill is whispering that his ankle is an issue. Well guys, Curry has been dealing with ankle injuries as far as I can remember. Golden State has covered 6 of the 9 meetings over San Antonio this season, winning 4 overall, including 3 as an outright 'dog winner of 3 1/2, 7, and 2 points. The Warriors had a let down on Tuesday due to the fact that they showed little excitement, energy, and accuracy from the floor…which is why they have been successful thus far. GS boasts a 32-14 SU home record, going 27-19 ATS. They have five players posting DDs in the playoffs and seven players pulling down 4.5 or more rebounds per game. This is a Top-10 squad in every offensive category but they also rank 4th in the NBA, allowing opponents a mere 43.9% shooting from the field. The Warriors are 5-1 ATS their L6 home games, including two wins and covers over the visiting Spurs. Everything went San Antonio's way in Game 5. Tony Parker played through the pain of his calf injury but the Spurs are spent. Talent is talent. I admit that. But age catches up to us all. The Big 3 of San Antonio are 31, 35, and 37. No way after their exhausting last game will they be able to compete come the 4th quarter vs. the equally-talented, youthful, Warrior unit in Golden State's house. The 'Dog is 4-1 ATS the L5 meetings in this series. The Spurs are 1-3-1 ATS their L5 games played at the Warriors, 5-13 ATS their L18 games played on 1 days rest, and 3-12 ATS their L15 games played against teams with a winning record. The Warriors are 5-1 ATS their L6 games played at home, 14-3 ATS their L17 games played following a SU loss, and 19-7 ATS their L26 games played overall. Take Golden State. Thank you.