Spurs roll over Rockets, into conference finals

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"I think this one prepared us for the next one", said Green reflecting on his team's collective effort. "Similar to us, I feel like, where a guy goes down, somebody steps in". San Antonio's defense has contained Golden State as the Warriors are only shooting 30 percent to start the game. Each year, the Warriors held up their end of the bargain and were in the Western Conference Finals, but the Spurs will finally join them.

Only one series is left to be decided in the second round of the NBA Playoffs.

David Lee will face his old Warriors team, while David West faces the Spurs, his former team. We've actually had to execute and get to this point.

Leading the series 3-2 heading into game six May 11, the Spurs are trying to hold it together so they can move on to the Western Conference Finals where the Warriors are waiting.

The Spurs coach suggested that Leonard had not suffered a serious injury when he announced in full Popovichian form that the MVP candidate would not play hours before Game 6.

The San Antonio Spurs eased into the Western Conference finals after the Houston Rockets bowed out of the National Basketball Association playoffs with a whimper.

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Collectively, they also made up for the absence of Tony Parker, their starting point guard, whose season ended when he ruptured his left quadriceps tendon earlier in the series. And while San Antonio deserves credit for largely staying faithful to its more traditional 2-big lineups involving LaMarcus Aldridge and Pau Gasol in this series, the team's ability to go small - even without Parker or Leonard available - essentially delivered the knockout blow in Game 6. Houston were limited to just 7-16 shooting in that opening quarter (3-7 3-pointers) as their busy hands and moving feet denied Houston's shooters a chance to settle into a rhythm.

Leonard was injured in the third quarter of Game 5 on Tuesday, an overtime Spurs victory in which he sat out much of the fourth and all of the extra period. "No matter what it was, we just didn't have it tonight".

"Kawhi is a great player, but we have guys that are ready to play and the organization works these guys out every day", Aldridge said.

March 11 in San Antonio: The Warriors, arriving in the wee hours after playing the previous night in Minnesota, chose to rest his key players in San Antonio. Mike Brown will again coach in his place.

Time will tell if the Warriors will win Game 1 of the Western Conference Finals, and fans are anxious for this exciting match-up in the 2017 NBA Playoffs.

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