Popovich’s plan for slowing Durant? Have Danny Green grow five inches to start

Associated Press

Kevin Durant had his way with the San Antonio Spurs Saturday afternoon — 24 points on 17 shots, hitting 4-of-6 in the paint and killing it from the midrange. Plus he had seven assists and eight rebounds, plus played strong defense.

The Warriors won Game 1 going away 113-92, and Spurs coach Gregg Popovich may have a longer list of problems to deal with than President Trump. At the top of the Spurs’ list, what to do about Durant. What the Spurs plan to do is a legitimate question to ask. But if you’re a reporter who is going to ask about KD and how to defend him in the postgame interview, be very careful about how you phrase it.

Classic Popovich.

Also, that answer may be the Spurs best option, unrealistic or not. There are not good answers here.