Warriors Escape Game 1 Victory over the Spurs 113 – 111

NBA Playoffs – The 2017 best of seven Western Conference Finals between the #1 seed Golden State Warriors and the #2 seed San Antonio Spurs has already started on Sunday, May 14, 2017 (US TIME) at the Oracle Arena in Oakland.

The Warriors are in their 3rd consecutive Western Conference Finals appearance holding the best record of the 2016 – 2017 regular season and remains unbeaten in the post season after sweeping their 1st and 2nd round matches before facing the San Antonio Spurs in Game 1 of their conference finals.

The Spurs recently come up a tough series against the Houston Rockets that went to six games of their own semis match, but completely dominated Game 6 despite despite Kawhi Leonard is not available to play due to injury that lead the team to advance to the Western Conference Finals.

In Game 1, the Spurs came out strong in the early quarter dominating the game after outscoring the warriors 30 -16 in the 1st quarter. The 2nd quarter seems a continued domination of the Spurs over the Warriors as they posted their biggest lead, 25 points with 7:41 remaining in the quarter. Spurs eventually end the 1st half leading by 20 points 62 – 42.

In the 3rd quarter, Kawhi Leonard tweaked his feet twice, first he accidentally step on his team mate foot David Lee, who is sitting on the bench and the second one that put him out of the game was when he landed on the foot of Zaza Pachulia, who was guarding him with 7:55 to go in the 3rd. the referee calls the foul a regular foul despite the plays looks like a dirty play for Pachulia.

Since the injury of Leonard the Warriors begins to cut the Spurs lead, the reigning MVP Stephen Curry and Kevin Durant lead the warriors run in the 3rd to end the quarter just down by 9 pts. 81 - 90 Spurs.

At the start of the 4th quarter, the Spurs are still leading by 9 pts. But the Warriors continued they come back and finally regain the lead with less than 5 minutes to go, it was an exciting and thrilling end game since then where the Spurs take their final lead with less than 2 minutes to go 106 – 103. The Spurs had their chance to extend the game to overtime, but Aldridge failed to hit a 3 point that might tie the game, but eventually missed even though Mills made 1 free throws the game end 113 – 111 warriors takes Game 1.

Warriors Stephen Curry leads all scorers with 40 pts., Kevin Durant added 36 pts. While LaMarcus Aldridge put 28 points and Kawhji Leonard added 26 points for the Spurs.