The 2017-18 season of the NBA playoffs continued and the Golden State Warriors took home NBA MT Coins
the second match with the San Antonio Spurs. After the whole game, the Spurs took the Warriors 101-116 and the total score was 0-2 behind.
In this campaign, Durant played efficiently. He played 39 minutes, shot 10 of 19, scored 32 points, 6 assists, 6 rebounds and 1 block.
Perhaps the G1 won more easily, today’s Warriors, after the game opened completely without the accuracy and intensity of a game, they may think that as long as the step by step to play, you can easily pass in this round of the series.
It is very likely that Durant thinks that after the G2 was opened, Du Shao’s offense seemed very casual. Frankly speaking, in the Spurs, no one really can limit Du Shao. As long as there is a ball in hand, Du Shao’s offense can be described as arbitrary.
However, Du Shao played a little too casually in the first half. Although his shots are still hit, his offensive power has not diminished. But at halftime, he played more like a Durant during the Thunder. He took the ball and attacked, despite his teammate Durant.
In the half, Durant scored 17 points. From there, he scored 3,089 points in the playoffs, surpassing Julius Irving’s 22nd place in history. However, Durant’s play was failing. He played too selfishly, but he did not drive the whole. Because of this, the first two quarters of the Warriors have been passive, even facing the risk of losing.
However, through the adjustment of the intermission, I do not know the coach’s point, or their own awareness, Durant changed the game. After the easy side, he took the initiative to connect with McGee on the first attack. Since then, he has no longer occupied the ball right. Instead, he has the patience to run without the ball and interspersed.
Durant’s change quickly improved the Warriors’ offensive efficiency. The Warriors who could not afford the third quarter quickly went online and the balance of the game quickly fell to the Warriors side.
It turns out that Durant without a ball is even more terrible than when he has a ball. When he takes a smart position to lure the enemy, he always pays attention to the position of his teammates and is always ready to switch between pass and attack modes. The Spurs’ defense also faltered. In the third quarter, Du Shao’s shooting efficiency increased rather than decreased. He shot all three points and three shots. What’s even more amazing is that Du Shao is still able to shift to a large extent and help Tang San hit a third point.
Originally, there was a gap between the Spurs and the Warriors in the overall combat strength, and with Durant playing a reasonable basketball, this gap naturally increased.
Although, to the last quarter, the Spurs still stubbornly bite. But completely recovering the offensive inspiration and completely finding the inspiration of Durant has become unstoppable. As Du Shao scored to break the 30 mark, the game once again lost its suspense.