Two of the best teams in the NBA — the Golden State Warriors and the San Antonio Spurs — will face off for the first time this season on Jan. 25. It may be the best basketball game of the year and HollywoodLife.com wants you to see every second.
Steph Curry, 27, and the Golden State Warriors are set for their biggest challenge yet. The near-flawless squad will meet their bitter rivals, the San Antonio Spurs, for a very important home game. Will the Warriors stay golden or will the Spurs ride off into the sunset with a win?
The Spurs will try to be the first team to defeat the Warriors on their home turf when they head out to the Oracle Arena in scenic Oakland, California on Jan. 25. The game between these two teams will probably be the best the NBA has to offer this season. It’s set for 10:30 P.M. EST, so be prepared to watch every thrilling moment.
If you’re in the California area, you can watch it via CSN Bay Area Live Extra by clicking this link. For those living outside of Cali, you’ll have to watch the game via NBA League Pass. You can sign up for that by clicking here. However, according to NBA League Pass, “In-market games will be available for purchase 72 hours after completion while nationally televised games will be available for purchase 3 hours after completion.”
The Spurs will try to beat the Warriors without their star player, Tim Duncan. He’s sitting the game out due to soreness in his right knee, according to ESPN. Tim was able to help the team beat the Los Angeles Lakers on Jan. 22, but they’re not going to risk his condition getting any worse.
Instead, the Spurs will look to Tony Parker to lead the charge. The 33-year-old has four championship rings and six All-Star game appearances. So he’s the perfect player to captain his team to a rare victory over the Warriors in Oakland. “There’s no point guard in the game today that has had a more accomplished and better career than Tony Parker,” Isaiah Thomas told ESPN, according to USA Today. “When you look at his body of work over this last decade, it’s hard to argue that anyone has a better body of work than him.”
While Golden State might be on a historic roll, they actually have a poor record against the Spurs, according the Mercury News. They are historically 2-8 in the regular season against the Spurs, even going 1-2 during their championship run in 2015. A victory at home would wash away any doubts they’re the best of the best.
Who do you think is going to win this game, HollywoodLifers?