5 things to watch: Spurs vs. Warriors Game 1


The San Antonio Spurs (4-0) will host the Golden State Warriors (4-2) at the AT&T Center in Game 1 of their Semifinal matchup. During the regular season, the two teams split their four meetings (2-2) with each winning on their home court. 

The Spurs have had eight days off after dispatching the Lakers in four games of the opening round series. San Antonio will have Boris Diaw back after undergoing surgery on his back but Tiago Splitter remains questionable after injuring his ankle during the Lakers series.

The Warriors are coming off a 4-2 series win over the Nuggets, however, the team has not won in San Antonio in 16 years (lost 29 games straight). Golden State's David Lee is questionable for Game 1 (hip flexor).

So as the Spurs and Warriors get set to clash tonight, here are five things to watch for during tonight's game:

• In three games during the regular season, Spurs' Tim Duncan averaged 22.7 points, 12.0 rebounds and 3.7 blocks versus Golden State.
• The Spurs average 99.5 points in 75 postseason games at the AT&T Center.
• All-time, Golden State 36-84 on the road during the postseason.
• Warriors' Carl Landry finished with team-highs in points (23) and rebounds (nine), hitting a career-high five three-pointers in Game 6 versus the Nuggets.
• Warriors' Stephen Curry ranked third in the league in three-point percentage (.453) and tied for second in free throw percentage (.900) during the regular season.