When: Thu., Nov. 2, 7 p.m. 2017
According to oddsmakers in Vegas, the Warriors entered the NBA season as the highest favorited team to win a championship in any sport, ever. Golden State steamrolled the Spurs in the Western Conference Finals last summer, on the way to their second title in three seasons. With Tony Parker and potentially Kawhi Leonard still on the mend, San Antonio phenom Dejounte Murray and a reinvigorated LaMarcus Aldridge will be tasked with keeping offensive pace with Steph Curry and company. The 21-year-old Murray has been a breath of fresh air at the point and Aldridge is off to a strong start, after his offseason heart-to-heart with head coach Gregg Popovich. Newcomers Rudy Gay and Joffrey Lauvergne will get their first crack at the defending champs in this early season litmus test for the Spurs.