OAKLAND -- Coasting to victory in Game 1 of their first-round series against the Spurs has put every member of the Warriors on alert for their most dangerous opponent in Game 2 on Monday night.
It’s not the Spurs.
It’s human nature.
“It’s definitely human nature,” Draymond Green said Monday after shootaround.
“It’s human nature to relax when you blow a team out in the first game,” Klay Thompson said Sunday. “But we have to do the exact opposite because the Spurs one of the best teams at making adjustments.”
The Warriors are more concerned, justifiably, with dismissing the vanity that can seep into the mind, stealing steal some of the urgency, after opening a series in such dominating fashion.
“When we’re playing, it’s about us,” Green said. “It’s about what we do. I don’t really focus on what other teams do or what they’re going to do as far as their aggressiveness or the force they play with.
“If we come out and play with the force that we’re capable of playing with, we’ll be just fine.”
Though the Warriors never trailed Saturday in Game 1, leading by as much as 28 points in a 113-92 victory, they expect to see a more focused San Antonio team Monday night at Oracle Arena.
“I think they will be more aggressive,” Green said. “In the last game, we came out and we set the tempo for the game and brought force to the game.
“Whether they come out aggressive or not, if we come out with that same force that we came out with in Game 1, I don’t think it matters.”
Since Steve Kerr took over as coach in 2014-15, the Warriors are 10-2 in Game 2.