Golden State Warriors End San Antonio Spurs' Season, Win 99-91 To Complete Series
Video of Reporter Mike Shumann Allegedly Stealing Warriors' Security Jacket in San Antonio Surfaces f
Klay Thompson of the Golden State Warriors scores on a reverse lay up on Dejounte Murray of the San Antonio Spurs in the first quarter at The Oracle in Oakland, Calif. Publicity Agents photo art by T. Ray Harvey. April 24, 2018.
THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, Oakland, Calif. —
The Golden State Warriors sent the San Antonio Spurs on vacation for the offseason with a 99-91 victory at the Oracle on Tuesday night. The Ws win the first-round playoff series 4-1.
Kevin Durant had 25 points, six rebounds, five assists, two blocked shots, and one steal for the Warriors, who move on to the second round to play the New Orleans Pelicans. Klay Thompson added 24 points, five rebounds, and four assists.
The Warriors lead by as many as 16 points in the second half until the Spurs came back to cut the lead 93-91 on two free throws by LaMarcus Aldridge with 57.2 seconds left to play.
After the Warriors called a timeout, Durant made a 20-foot fadeaway shot assisted by Draymond Green. Durant made two more free throws to make the score 97-91. After that scenario, the Spurs missed three shots beyond the arc, the last one was rebounded by Green who was fouled. He made both free throws.
Green had 17 points, 19 rebounds, and seven assists for the Warriors.
“Oh, Draymond was tremendous tonight,” said Warriors head coach Steve Kerr. “I thought our defense was great all night long and the game went as I hoped. It was a rock-solid game.”
Aldridge had 30 points, 12 rebounds, and four assists for the Spurs, who were without head coach Gregg Popovich. Popovich has been absent since the passing of his wife. Patty Mills added 18 points and five rebounds.
Ettore Messina, who filled in the coaching duties for Popovich, thanked the team for baring it out without the main man.
‘They have been extremely professional because to lose their leader in such difficult circumstances and keeping playing, keep focusing, keep coming every day to prepare we all have to be extremely thankful to them,” Messina said.
Video of Alleged Theft By KGO-TV Reporter Mike Shumann Says It All
Two days after Mike Shumann was sent home for allegedly taking a Golden State Warriors’ security jacket in San Antonio, a video surfaced of what appears to be a criminal act.
A surveillance camera caught images of Shumann reportedly at the AT&T Center, where the San Antonio Spurs play home games, seen taking a jacket from the front-row chair after the Warriors practice before Game 3 of the NBA playoffs on April 20.
Shumann then walks off the floor, giving another person a high-five as he leaves with the jacket obscured folded up in his right hands. Shulam is a former player for the San Francisco 49ers and has been working for ABC7/KGO-TV in the Bay Area.
Various reports say that the jacket belongs to Ralph Walker, who is head of security for the Warriors and private bodyguard for Stephen Curry. KGO-TV sent Shumann home from San Antonio when it learned of the matter.
The television station is currently investigating the issue. Shuman was not at the Warriors-Spurs game in Oakland on April 24.
“I ain't saw the video,” Draymond Green said. “But they did find out what happened and found where the jacket was. Obvious it’s unfortunate. So I think it’s more so the principle than the actual thing. We got a great front office and great media PR staff that will figure it all out.”
By T. Ray Harvey | PA Public Information Officer and Photographic Artist
Twitter: Tony Ray Harvey @PublicityAgents
T. Ray (Antonio) Harvey is a Public Information Officer and Photographic Artist for Publicity Agents. Harvey is also the author of The HOMICIDAL HANDYMAN OF OAK PARK: MORRIS SOLOMON JR.