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Golden State Warriors vs. San Antonio Spurs Predictions and Preview for 4/9/2022

Golden State Warriors takes on San Antonio Spurs on 4/9/2022 at 08:40 PM.

The Golden State Warriors and San Antonio Spurs face off in an important game for both teams. Golden State Warriors has a record of 51-29 this regular season. San Antonio Spurs is 34-46 this regular season. Both have players to meet and know.

Golden State Warriors Team Defense Preview




They have an elite level defense and fans may not appreciate it because they get so fixated on scoring, dunks, and drama, but this defense is as good as it gets right now. A defensive effiency rating of 106.9 would certainly justify such praise. This analysis would be woefully incomplete without going into further detail aside from just a defensive efficiency rating.

They are doing a great job forcing bad shots from opposing offenses, they are among the leaders in the NBA. Their ability to keep opponents from scoring at the rim is among the best in the NBA. There is an inconsistent effort to keeping opponents from scoring at the rim though.

Nothing will blow you away about their ability to force live ball turnovers.

Golden State Warriors Team Offense Preview




You should not have high expectations considering their offensive efficiency is 112.3, but relatively speaking it is still a slightly above-average offense. This analysis would be woefully incomplete without going into further detail aside from just an offensive efficiency rating. This is a team that is basically of average tempo.

Their True Shooting Percentage is .581 which is considered to be slightly above average. Their Effective Field Goal Rate is .551, which is considered to be above average. They attempt .457 of their shots from three point range. They take three point shots more than many in the NBA. They made .363 of their shots from three point range. They are a slightly above average three point shooting team. They made .768 of their shots from the Free Throw Line. They would be considered below average from the charity stripe.

They have an offensive rebounding rate of 22.8% this season. They are a below average rebounding team.

San Antonio Spurs Team Defense Preview

You should not have high expectations considering their defensive efficiency is 112.1, but relatively speaking it is still a rather average defense. Now that we know what the overall defense looks like, it is time to understand why this defense is the way it is.

They are an average team when it comes to the shot quality of their opponents. They are quite average in their ability to keep opponents from scoring at the rim. Making the easy shots hard is what this team does to opponents, among the best in the NBA.

This is not a team that excels at forcing live ball turnovers. Either the personnel or strategy is not there.

San Antonio Spurs Team Offense Preview


You should not have high expectations considering their offensive efficiency is 112.4, but relatively speaking it is still a slightly above-average offense. Now that we know what the overall offense looks like, it is time to understand why this offense is the way it is. They play a pace that is considered faster than average, but this is not a team that is having a track meet.

Their True Shooting Percentage is .556 which is considered to be below average. Their Effective Field Goal Rate is .528, which is considered to be below average. They attempt .345 of their shots from three point range. The three point shot is just not as important to this offense. They made .353 of their shots from three point range. They would be considered below average from beyond the arc. They made .751 of their shots from the Free Throw Line. They would be considered below average from the charity stripe.

They successfully retrieved 23.9% of their missed shots. They are a slightly above average rebounding team.

The Golden State Warriors Roster

The Players to Watch for Golden State Warriors

Andrew Wiggins 6-7 197 SF

He is an important offensive option on this team this season.

He does not attack the rim as much as he should. He is not considered a frequent three point shooter. In man-to-man defense, playing fairly standard defense against him on the perimeter is advisable. He is a bit more of a jump shot oriented player so he does not get fouled as much. At the Free Throw Line, he is an above average Free Throw shooter.

He is a below-average distributor, but this may have a lot to do with offensive role.He has done a better job than most protecting the basketball.He could be a better offensive rebounder, but he has not put it together yet this season.

Jordan Poole 6-4 194 SG

He is an important offensive option on this team this season.

He does not attack the rim as much as he should. There is nothing special regarding his shot selection on the perimeter. In man-to-man defense, playing fairly standard defense against him on the perimeter is advisable. He does not do the things he needs to do to get himself to the Free Throw Line consistently. At the Free Throw Line, he is an above average Free Throw shooter.

He is an average distributor in this offense. He does not turn it over more or less than anyone. He could be a better offensive rebounder, but he has not put it together yet this season.

Stephen Curry 6-2 185 PG

He is a positive impactful starter who makes an impact for this team.

He does not attack the rim as much as he should. There is nothing special regarding his shot selection on the perimeter. In man-to-man defense, playing fairly standard defense against him on the perimeter is advisable. He is a bit more of a jump shot oriented player so he does not get fouled as much. At the Free Throw Line, he is an above average Free Throw shooter.

He sets up his teammates in an above-average fashion. He does not turn it over more or less than anyone. He could be a better offensive rebounder, but he has not put it together yet this season.

The San Antonio Spurs Roster

The Players to Watch for San Antonio Spurs

Keldon Johnson 6-5 220 SF

He is an important offensive option on this team this season.

He does not attack the rim as much as he should. He is not considered a frequent three point shooter. In man-to-man defense, playing fairly standard defense against him on the perimeter is advisable. He is a bit more of a jump shot oriented player so he does not get fouled as much. At the Free Throw Line, he is an above average Free Throw shooter.

He is a below-average distributor, but this may have a lot to do with offensive role.He has done a better job than most protecting the basketball.He could be a better offensive rebounder, but he has not put it together yet this season.

Dejounte Murray 6-4 180 PG

He is a positive impactful starter who makes an impact for this team.

He does not attack the rim as much as he should. He is not considered a frequent three point shooter. In man-to-man defense, playing fairly standard defense against him on the perimeter is advisable. He is a bit more of a jump shot oriented player so he does not get fouled as much. He is a generally average Free Throw Shooter.

One of the best distributors in the NBA, he sets up his teammates like few others. He has done a better job than most protecting the basketball.He could be a better offensive rebounder, but he has not put it together yet this season.

Jakob Poeltl 7-1 245 C

He is a positive impactful starter who makes an impact for this team.

Getting to the rim is important to him. Shooting three point shots is either a rarity or it never happens, he gets his work done in the paint. His sharpshooting from three point range makes him a must-stop for opponents. He is one of the best in the NBA from downtown. He does not do the things he needs to do to get himself to the Free Throw Line consistently. Fouling him is probably better than letting him get two points on a drive or post-up. The Free Throw Line is an adventure for him and everyone is there to watch.

He is an average distributor in this offense. He does not turn it over more or less than anyone. He finds a way to get second and third chance opportunity for his team.

Golden State Warriors vs. San Antonio Spurs Prediction, Picks, and Odds


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