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Mike D'Antoni to consider resting James Harden during next season

Mike D'Antoni to consider resting James Harden during next season

That simply was not the whole story in this one.

Aldridge is excited that he was able to play such a big role in helping the Spurs advance, but he isn't making too much of what will be his debut in the conference finals after failing to get out of the second round in his first six trips to the postseason.

But, limiting the Rockets' quality looks from three is trickier. But he will get better.

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San Antonio won the second-round series in six games and punched their ticket to the Western Conference playoff finals against the Golden State Warriors, which kicks off on Sunday.

Harden, who took responsibility for the Rockets' Game 6 loss during his postgame news conference, did not participate in Friday's exit interviews with D'Antoni and general manager Daryl Morey. "He was an absolute beast (Thursday), and that's who he is".

Green does a great job fighting over the screen and Harden hesitates to pull up (possibly remembering Manu Ginobili's block from behind at the end of OT in Game 5), and it ultimately leads to a contested long two by Ryan Anderson.

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Offensively, the Spurs' performance was a throwback to a different era of basketball. Jonathon Simmons filled in for Leonard and scored 18 points. But, at the same time, San Antonio beat us. Per NBA.com, the Spurs shot a scorching 12 of 15 on shots that came off a post touch.

But, it also helped that he was on fire from the midrange.

The Spurs will certainly need his stellar defensive skills to contend with a Warriors team that not only swept the Jazz, but also eliminated the Trail Blazers in four games in the first round.

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Though the Spurs won two of three regular-season meetings with Golden State, they know that this series will be much more hard than their previous meetings this season. It's the league's No. 1 offense (Golden State) vs. the league's No. 1 defense (San Antonio). He is averaging 27.8 points, 7.7 rebounds, 4.7 assists and 1.7 steals in the playoffs. They moved the ball, played suffocating defence and had the Houston crowd booing the hometown team by half-time. "Of course it's a good feeling to be going to the Western Conference finals". Hopefully, this Game 6 victory will have given Leonard the time he needs to fully recover, and it will leave the Spurs' other players feeling empowered and motivated heading into the next series.


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