The Spurs in Game 4 didn’t get a strong enough boost from their supporting cast, particularly from the three-point line. At home, role players tend to feed off the crowd and play better. The Spurs missed several open shots from behind the arc and those same baskets will likely go in. Players like Danny Green and Patty Mills will likely receive a boost by the home fans. The Spurs had the second best home record in the NBA this season.
2) Back to Back Losses:
The Spurs are known for being able to play well after a loss, they rarely loss back to back games the entire season, only four times throughout the significant part of the year. Coach Popovich is excellent at making adjustments game to game and the Spur players are good at rising to the occasion. The team has not loss back to back games in the playoffs so far and Game 4 was a bit of an embarrassment for a team that prides itself on its defense.
1) Kawhi Leonard:
Leonard had an off game by his standards and you can bet that Spurs' MVP will come out shooting in the next game. Leonard only took 14 shots for the entire game and the Spurs are going to need him to shoot more to give them a chance on the offensive end. Expect for him to be more aggressive and to get to the free-throw line as well; he only had three attempts for the entire game--highly unusual for the all-star. The Spurs can also expect the whistles to be friendlier in the AT&T Center.