For most of the regular season, the San Antonio Spurs looked like they were on the same level as the Golden State Warriors. But then on Jan. 25, the Spurs traveled to Oakland to take on the Warriors and got absolutely dominated.

Losing by 30 points, San Antonio looked thoroughly outmatched in that game, but to be fair to the Spurs, they were playing without Tim Duncan, who makes a significant difference on the defensive end. Yet even with Duncan, Spurs guard Manu Ginobili is unsure if the Spurs can get past the Warriors in the regular season. However, Ginobili isn't waving the white flag just yet. He remains optimistic San Antonio will figure out a way to solve Golden State, if they meet in the playoffs.

I know everyone is talking about how great Golden State is and we found out about it the hard way. People wonder what it would take to stop them and it really doesn't seem possible. Obviously Curry can't have a good night. But the rest of the team can't have a good night either, like they had against us and in so many other games. I don't know if there's a way to beat them, but for now I don't care. I would in May or June. Beating them now only counts as one win, nothing more. They are going through a great stretch, playing truly extraordinary basketball and showing tremendous confidence and team spirit. But we'll try to figure out how to beat them only when it's do-or-die time.
Ginobili is right about the Warriors.

The Warriors are having a historic season and are threatening to break the record set by the '94-95 Chicago Bulls for most wins (72) in a season. Stephen Curry has somehow improved his game and is having another MVP-caliber season. And let's not forget that the Warriors are extremely deep with players like Klay Thompson, Draymond Green, Harrison Barnes and Andre Iguodala. Golden State is a matchup nightmare and no team this season hasn't been able to figure them out.