9:00 PM EST
Spurs +11.5 over Warriors
The Warriors can put this series to bed tonight and I believe they will, but these spreads lately have just been outrageous. Cavs last night showed that anything can happen, and it’s really hard to lay a big number in a conference final like this. The Warriors have burned me the past two times I faded them without Leonard in the lineup, but third times the charm. The Spurs were a great basketball team and played excellent at home all year. This is a quality basketball team and even with the big injuries have enough pride to go down with a fight. Last game they were a basket away from the cover and this is a very proud franchise who I expect to do everything possible to avoid the sweep, especially in front of their home fans. Shorthanded or not, I like for San Antonio to come out and give it their all and make this two interesting games in a row in a playoffs which have been a total snooze fest. Take the Spurs.