“Klay looked at me on the bench and said, ‘Man, Draymond, I got more tired tonight than I did in any game against the Spurs,'” Green said with a laugh. “That kind of sums it up. It's a completely different tempo. They are really pushing the ball, like he said, and nonetheless, as long as we are getting back into transition and not giving up easy stuff, I think that plays into our hands.
The Pelicans played at the NBA's fastest pace during the regular season, the Spurs one of the slowest. San Antonio did a good job dictating tempo in the first-round series (easier with Stephen Curry out). The Warriors had far more possessions in Game 1 against New Orleans than any game against the Spurs.