It feels like a decade has passed since the Spurs gave Kevin Durant a rude welcome as a member of the Warriors, routing them in the first game of the 2016-17 season by 29 points. In that game, the Spurs scored 126.6 points per 100 possessions, and they grabbed 43.8 percent of the few misses they did have. It was utter domination. Now? We have no Kawhi Leonard, or many of his top teammates. Somehow, the Spurs opened as 11-point underdogs. We’re in uncharted territory.
Five Things Bettors Should Know for Spurs-Warriors
Nov 2, 2017; San Antonio, TX, USA; Golden State Warriors point guard Stephen Curry (30) drives to the basket past San Antonio Spurs shooting guard Danny Green (14) during the first half at AT&T Center. Mandatory Credit: Soobum Im-USA TODAY Sports