"Hopefully that mojo doesn't come with us into the playoffs".
The Spurs lost the regular season series to Golden State 3-1, and were swept by the Warriors in last year's Western Conference Finals. They'll face the Kawhi Leonard-less San Antonio Spurs in the first round, a team so disciplined and well-coached that they can make any series a challenge.
rnLast year the Warriors rolled into the playoffs healthy and on a streak where they won 14 of their last 15 games.
Still, when the Warriors are at their best, the Rockets - or any other team in the National Basketball Association - are no match.
Things haven't gone exactly to plan.
The Warriors have three All-Stars and a former NBA Finals MVP on their roster without Curry in the lineup - there's a ton of talent remaining - but Golden State's end-of-season struggles, highlighted by the team's embarrassing 119-79 loss to the Jazz in the regular-season finale, raises questions.
Paul George #13 of the Oklahoma City Thunder applies pressure as Kevin Durant #35 of the Golden State Warriors looks for a shot during the first half of a National Basketball Association game at the Chesapeake Energy Arena on April 3, 2018 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. The Blazers will face the New Orleans Pelicans in the first round of the playoffs.
Golden State will enter the first round with newly-signed Quinn Cook as the starting point guard, and while he possesses a lot of the Curry attributes in the perimeter - it simply isn't the same to stick a good shooter at point guard and sticking the most lethal marksman of today's game.
That's huge, because while the Warriors don't have a definitive date for Curry's return, I've maintained that he'll play not when he's ready, but when the Warriors need him.
He's having a great season this year, but he hasn't been at peak form.
There are no guarantees in this year's postseason for the Warriors.
The Warriors effectively conceded the top seed in the West and home-court advantage to the Rockets last month. "That's a bridge too far for me, but anyway..." The Warriors shelled out cash for Durant, but not as much as one would expect-he accepted a two-year, $51.25 million deal, though he clearly could have garnered a max contract elsewhere.
I'm definitely confident that next season we can push everyone, even ourselves, to do better from the beginning to the end". Asked about Salah's clinching strike just after half-time, Klopp said: "We were already through the whirlwind".
Their bid to complete an unlikely comeback will be boosted by the return of Banega, who missed the home leg through suspension. However, David Alaba and midfielder Arturo Vidal have been ruled out of the fixture.
When speaking on Monday, Trump stated that "nothing is off the table", in dealing with Syria following the chemical attack . Pence has been among the most vocal Maduro critics, and he is now expected to criticize Maduro at the summit.
They trade " Donkey Kong " records throughout the film, and even then, Mitchell was accused of submitting sham tapes of his wins. The Guinness Book of World Records has not yet said whether it will strip Mitchell of his records in the book.
The United States late past year overtook top exporter Saudi Arabia as the world's second biggest crude producer. Previous US sanctions has already hit Iran's production by more than 1.2 million barrels per day (bpd).
But the England defender, who made amends with a brilliant strike after Paul Pogba's quickfire double, said: 'I owed them that. Ander Herrera has revealed how Michael Carrick helped inspire Manchester United's dramatic comeback against Manchester City .
He continued: "But the truth is it's easy for it to take over everything in your life and you can't just let that happen". We have no respect for Ryan because as the Speaker he is supposed to be one of the checks on the power of President Trump.
Police identified one of the suspects as 21-year old Erika Dyer, who was found hiding in the bathroom and was also arrested. Police say the woman called her son and narrated her ordeal and he in turn reported the matter to Kayole police station.
You can imagine, in this short period between games, it is quite hard so I have to wait each minute I can and that's what I'll do. The Reds won the first leg at Anfield 3-0 and are in pole position to reach the last four stage.
Scotland's David McMath claimed the gold medal with a Games record 74, while the silver went to Tim Kneale (70) of Isle of Man. Ankur Mittal settles for the bronze medal in double trap men's finals event on day seven of Commonwealth Games 2018.
This is the first official image of OnePlus 6
There are antenna lines running on the top and bottom and the device looks quite sleek and seems to have smooth finish. While the 64GB variant will come equipped with 6GB of RAM , the 128GB and 256GB variants will pack 8GB of RAM.
Former FARC Leader Arrested In Colombia On US Drug Warrant
Even the FARC extended financed their insurgency by leveling a "war tax" on cocaine proceeding through land the rebels dominated. They allegedly discussed their access to coca fields, cocaine laboratories and US -registered aircraft to smuggle the drugs.
Toronto police set to update Bruce McArthur case
Faizi's remains were among at least seven recovered from planters at a Toronto home where McArthur once did landscaping work. A relative who spoke with The Guardian under the condition of anonymity said she believes Faizi's remains have been found.