BY Danica Bellini, Mstars Reporter , Mstarz reporter | May 12, 2013 03:24 PM EDT
The San Antonio Spurs vs. the Golden State Warriors battle it out on the court at the ORACLE Center in Oakland, CA on Sunday, May 12 at 3:30 p.m. ET. Read on to see where fans can watch and listen to a live stream of the 2013 round two playoff game online and catch up-to-date feeds and coverage on highlight plays and scores.
The Spurs ranked no 3 in the Western Conference and currently hold the no 4 overall spot in the 2012-2013 NBA post-season with 58 wins and 24 losses. According to Bleacher Report sports columnist Josh Martin:
"Perhaps the San Antonio Spurs' sub-par efforts in Games 1 and 2 against the Los Angeles Lakers in the first round were red flags after all. The Spurs let a depleted Lakers squad hang around before the former finally put the latter out of their misery with some second-half daggers. Unfortunately for San Antonio, the Golden State Warriors have their full complement of guards on hand. Stephen Curry (44 points and 11 assists in Game 1) and Klay Thompson (34 points and 14 rebounds in Game 2) have played "Hot Potato" with the ball, torching the Spurs' typically stout defense with their razor-sharp shooting strokes. On the other hand, San Antonio's attack has had some difficulty finding its own footing with any consistency. Tony Parker (18-of-43 from the field in this series) and Manu Ginobili (10-of-32) have not shot efficiently by any stretch, even while doing their darndest to make big plays. Tim Duncan has been plenty productive up front, but there's only so much he can do while sharing space with the likes of Matt Bonner and Boris Diaw while awaiting Tiago Splitter's return to starting-caliber fitness. The smart money is still on Gregg Popovich to make the necessary adjustments and call upon some of his sleeve-bound tricks to push this series deep. But unfortunately, the Spurs seem matched up against a younger, pluckier, buzzsaw of a team bolstered by a pair of up-and-comers for the second year running. They may well find themselves up a certain creek without a paddle soon enough."
The Warriors ended the NBA Division regular season as the no 6 team in the Western Conference with 47 wins and 35 losses. Out of 16 playoff teams, the Golden State snags the no 7 spot in the NBA post-season power rankings. As Martin points out:
"Raise your hand if you thought the Golden State Warriors would, at any point, look like a top-three team in these playoffs... Now, put your hand down and stop lying to yourself. To be sure, the Warriors came into this, their first postseason since 2007, with ample surprise potential. Such is the advantage of starting Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson in a backcourt that Mark Jackson not so hyperbolically proclaimed to be the best of all time in terms of pure perimeter shooting. Thompson did his best to reward his coach's lofty praise in Game 2 against the San Antonio Spurs (34 points, 29 in the first half, on 8-of-9 from three) in which the Warriors finally earned their first win in the Alamo City during the Tim Duncan regime. But it's Curry who's carried Golden State through to this point. With David Lee sidelined by a hip injury, Steph has taken it upon himself to spark the Warriors' outside attack with pinpoint passes and expertly run pick-and-rolls interspersed between third-quarter scoring bonanzas. Along the way, Curry has emerged as arguably the third-best player still standing in this postseason and might rightly be considered the most exciting given how his shooting can turn (and has singlehandedly turned) the tenor of a game in an instant. All told, the Dubs have looked like the better team in every game but one (Game 5 at the Denver Nuggets) in these playoffs and will have at least two more golden opportunities to add to that particular resume with their series against San Antonio shifting westward to a raucous Oracle Arena."
The Spurs currentlly lead the series against the Warriors with a 2-1 record heading into Game 4.
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