The Spurs were swept in Western Conference Final, three of the four losses coming via the double-digit variety.
But like Steph said, 12 and 0 really doesn't matter going into the next series - we know it's going to be a battle. Up next could be a third straight championship meeting with the Cleveland Cavaliers, who lead the Boston Celtics 2-1 in the East finals.
San Antonio's only lead came on the opening possession when Manu Ginobili tossed in a left-handed scoop shot.
Manu Ginobili might retire this summer - the 39-year-old says he hasn't made up his mind yet.
"I started him tonight out of respect".
Monday's game may have also marked the end of Manu Ginobili's career.
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Officials said 64 people remained hospitalized, including 20 who were critically injured. "It's terrible . Very wicked to target that sort of thing", she told Evie Mills, 14, and her parents.
Stephen Curry scored a game-high 36 points on 14-for-24 shooting to go with six assists and five rebounds. "I think we've been doing a great job of that".
Spurs leading scorer Kawhi Leonard will not play Game 4 against the Golden State Warriors with San Antonio on the brink of elimination. His style of play is emblematic of the unselfish and team-based basketball of head coach Gregg Popovich, who led the Spurs to five NBA Finals victories over almost 20 years. "The opponent was better than us, and in this case, way better than us". The Spurs defense especially took a hit with the absence of Leonard. Popovich announced his All-Star forward would not play about two hours prior to tipoff. Ginobili started and was taken out of the game with two minutes remaining to huge applause. "I went when I was 23-years-old, and it felt like the Western Conference Finals was nearly like the championship. This is a Hall of Fame player who allowed me to bring him off the bench for - I can't even remember now - the last decade or something, because it would make us a better team overall". I cant lie, Durant said. Aldridge was twice held to eight points in the conference finals, including a 7-for-17 effort in Game 4. Aldridge didn't address his own personal struggles, but praised the team's effort. This is maybe the best defensive team in the league on top of everything.
Lacob admitted he hopes the Warriors get the opportunity to play the Cleveland Cavaliers again.
Ginobili unselfishly agreed to come off the bench for more than a decade, an act that made the Spurs one of the great National Basketball Association teams.
So yes, in that locker room and on the floor, Durant is, as Curry told me back in January, "one of us".