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Western Conference Finals: Spurs Game 3 adjustments

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San Antonio Spurs forward Kawhi Leonard (2) is congratulated by forward LaMarcus Aldridge (12) and forward David Lee (10) after scoring against the Golden State Warriors during the first half of Game 1 of the NBA basketball Western Conference finals in Oakland, Calif., Sunday, May 14, 2017. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

Down 0-2 in the series, the San Antonio Spurs look to protect homecourt and gain some momentum. Here are some adjustments the Spurs can make to have a chance at a win.

Limiting turnovers

The Silver and Black committed 19 turnovers in Games 1 and 2, which simply cannot happen. In both games the Warriors were able to capitalize off the giveaways, scoring 30 points of them in Game 1 and 31 points in Game 2. Golden State's offense is too good to give easy chances off of turnovers. So, it is imperative San Antonio cleans this up.

More LaMarcus Aldridge

Aldridge is at his best when he's asserting himself down low. However, he has often gotten away from his strengths this series.

He has been receiving entry passes in the right spots, so all he has to do is make a move and score on smaller defenders. Instead, he has been settling for fadeaway jumpers, even with the advantage in the paint.

Head coach Gregg Popovich has publicly stated Aldridge has to score and stop being timid.

Now at home, I expect him to answer the call and play with confidence. He will be needed to perform at a high level for the Spurs to have a shot.

Passion and intensity

Following Game 2, Popovich said the team looked like they did not believe they could win, and wanted everyone to feel sorry for them. At this point, no one is going to feel sorry. So, it is time to clear out every thing that happened in Oakland, and focus on what they can control now in San Antonio.

From the start, the Spurs should come out aggressively. With their backs against the wall, they have every thing to gain with a win here.

Tip-off is set for May 20 at 8 p.m. CT from the AT&T Center.

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