--by Jose Grijalva
The Warriors have been making shots, but they could be easily countered by the Spurs.
The San Antonio Spurs' perimeter defense has suffered against the Golden State Warriors. Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson have combined for 10-15 (66%) shooting from beyond the arc. The main nemesis of the Spurs hasn't been the defense, but the personnel trying to carry out the scheme.
There's two main factors contributing to the Warriors' open 3-point makes and it's a mental aspect of basketball more than physical at this point.
Defensive Rebound Position
The possessions where the Warriors got offensive rebounds had the Spurs' perimeter defenders in horrible possession. In one instance, Danny Green decides to crash the board without boxing out anyone and Golden State gets the offensive rebound. That pass leads to a wide open Klay Thompson on the perimeter.
The Spurs need to concentrate on boxing out Golden State to get the defensive rebound over trying to use their athleticism for it. If Green were to have boxed out Thompson when the ball was in the air, he wouldn't have been open for a 3-point shot and the shot would've been taken by another Warrior, and it would've been a more difficult shot....
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