The New Orleans Pelicans now know who their opponent will be in the Semi-Final Round of the Western Conference Playoffs.
The Warriors' Kevin Durant cooly sealed the game with a jump shot at the top of the key and then hit two free throws.
The loss leaves the Spurs at a crossroads, with questions suddenly bursting into the franchise's future thanks to the ongoing drama with All-Star forward Kawhi Leonard and a changing of the guard in terms numerous team's most trusted and senior players, including Manu Ginobili and Tony Parker. The quarter ended with the Spurs down by two, 22-20.
Patty Mills was huge in the first half, trying to take the scoring load. A couple of months later, Woj and Wright collaborated in a report that stated the Spurs held a players-only meeting in the hopes of convincing Leonard to rejoin the team.
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After helping extend the series in Game 4, giving himself and Tony Parker the achievement of most playoff wins of any teammate duo in National Basketball Association history, Ginobili's 10 points and seven assists along with LaMarcus Aldridge's 30 points were not enough as speculation now builds as to whether this was the Argentinian's last playoff game.
After Golden State committed 16 turnovers and managed only 19 assists in the defeat, the Warriors were far better taking care of the ball with just 10 turnovers while dishing out 25 assists. "Your team reflected who you are tonight". We want to see your fan photos and videos! "We are just hoping for the best. Steph has been coming into the gym every day working and he's doing his thing and we are doing ours", Kerr said. "Not making any predictions".
Federer is notably still winning trophies at 36 years of age, having won a total of nine titles and three Grand Slams since the start of last year, his first Grand Slams since 2012. The Warriors settled their first round series with San Antonio with a game five win last night.
San Antonio had an arduous journey without their MVP candidate.