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OAKLAND — After limping into the playoffs, the Warriors powered to a 113-92 Game 1 victory over the San Antonio Spurs on Saturday afternoon.
Heading into Game 2 on Tuesday night, the reigning NBA champions will look to fight complacency against the Spurs.
“Last game, we came out and kind of set the tempo to the game,” forward Draymond Green said after Monday’s shootaround. “We got more force to the game.”
In addition to scoring their highest total in more than a week, the team held the Spurs to 40.0 percent from the field. Center JaVale McGee aided the team’s defensive resurgence, holding Spurs big man LaMarcus Aldridge to 14 points on just 5-for-12 shooting. For Game 2, Green wants to see more of the same.
“Whether they come out aggressive or not, we have to come out with that same that they came out with in Game 1,” Green said. “I don’t really focus on what other teams are doing or what they’re going to do as far as their aggressiveness or the force that they play with. If we come out and play with the force that we’re capable of playing with, we’ll be fine.”
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Source:: The Mercury News – Sports