SFG: Will Andrew Susac Spark Giants’ Offense with Hunter Pence and Nori Aoki Out?

Jun 3, 2015; San Francisco, CA, USA; San Francisco Giants catcher Andrew Susac (34) after the top of the fourth inning against the Pittsburgh Pirates at AT&T Park. Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports

Jun 3, 2015; San Francisco, CA, USA; San Francisco Giants catcher Andrew Susac (34) after the top of the fourth inning against the Pittsburgh Pirates at AT&T Park. Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports

The San Francisco Giants are suddenly facing a shortage of outfielders with Hunter Pence and Nori Aoki both injured. Because of this, the Giants are in need of an offensive spark, and that spark could end up coming from Andrew Susac, not Gregor Blanco and Justin Maxwell, who are filling in for those starting roles.

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GSW: Golden State Warriors Roundtable: 5 Questions About NBA Finals

May 27, 2015; Oakland, CA, USA; Golden peightstate Warriors forward Harrison Barnes (40) and guard Shaun Livingston (34) and guard Stephen Curry (30) react during the fourth quarter against the Houston Rockets in game five of the Western Conference Finals of the NBA Playoffs. at Oracle Arena. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

May 27, 2015; Oakland, CA, USA; Golden peightstate Warriors forward Harrison Barnes (40) and guard Shaun Livingston (34) and guard Stephen Curry (30) react during the fourth quarter against the Houston Rockets in game five of the Western Conference Finals of the NBA Playoffs. at Oracle Arena. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

The NBA Finals start today, and the Golden State Warriors are making their first Finals appearance in 40 years. The Warriors will represent the Western Conference in this year’s NBA Finals, and they will face the Cleveland Cavaliers. The Warriors will yet again have homecourt advantage in this series.

Now that the NBA Finals are finally here, we will again ask five of our Warriors writers to answer five questions about the Finals, the Warriors’ matchup with the Cavaliers, and more!

Here are the five questions and the responses from our writers.

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GSW: Golden State Warriors vs. Cleveland Cavaliers NBA Finals Preview

Jan 9, 2015; Oakland, CA, USA; Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) dribbles past Cleveland Cavaliers guard Kyrie Irving (2) in the fourth quarter at Oracle Arena. The Warriors defeated the Cavaliers 112-94. Mandatory Credit: Cary Edmondson-USA TODAY Sports

Jan 9, 2015; Oakland, CA, USA; Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) dribbles past Cleveland Cavaliers guard Kyrie Irving (2) in the fourth quarter at Oracle Arena. The Warriors defeated the Cavaliers 112-94. Mandatory Credit: Cary Edmondson-USA TODAY Sports

The NBA Finals are finally here. Golden State Warriors vs. Cleveland Cavaliers. Which team will be named the 2014-15 NBA champions, the team that hasn’t won an NBA title in 40 years or the team that has never won a championship?

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GSW: Golden State Warriors vs. Houston Rockets Western Finals Preview

Jan 21, 2015; Oakland, CA, USA; Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) shoots the ball against the Houston Rockets during the third quarter at Oracle Arena. The Warriors won 126-113. Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports

Jan 21, 2015; Oakland, CA, USA; Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) shoots the ball against the Houston Rockets during the third quarter at Oracle Arena. The Warriors won 126-113. Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports

For the first time since 1976, the Golden State Warriors have advanced to the Western Conference Finals. The 2015 Western Conference Finals will feature the number one-seeded Warriors against the number two-seeded Houston Rockets.

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GSW: Golden State Warriors Face Adversity in Game 4 with Confidence

May 9, 2015; Memphis, TN, USA; Memphis Grizzlies guard Mike Conley (11) and Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) during game three of the second round of the NBA Playoffs at FedExForum. Memphis Grizzlies beat Golden State Warriors 99-88. Mandatory Credit: Justin Ford-USA TODAY Sports

May 9, 2015; Memphis, TN, USA; Memphis Grizzlies guard Mike Conley (11) and Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) during game three of the second round of the NBA Playoffs at FedExForum. Memphis Grizzlies beat Golden State Warriors 99-88. Mandatory Credit: Justin Ford-USA TODAY Sports

For the first time this season, the Golden State Warriors are facing some serious adversity. Although they were heavily favored to win this series overall, the Warriors now find themselves behind in their Western Conference Semifinals matchup with the Memphis Grizzlies, who took the 2-1 series lead with their 99-89 win on Saturday.

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SFG: Hunter Pence Injury Update: First Rehab Game Completed

Apr 6, 2015; Phoenix, AZ, USA; San Francisco Giants outfielder Hunter Pence against the Arizona Diamondbacks during opening day at Chase Field. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Apr 6, 2015; Phoenix, AZ, USA; San Francisco Giants outfielder Hunter Pence against the Arizona Diamondbacks during opening day at Chase Field. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Hunter Pence is inching closer and closer to returning to the field for the San Francisco Giants. After several weeks of rehab, treatment, and live batting practice, Pence finally played in his first game since being hit by a pitch in Spring Training that broke his forearm.

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GSW: Golden State Warriors Mailbag: Toughest Potential Matchup, Game 3, Conley

May 3, 2015; Oakland, CA, USA; Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) congratulates center Andrew Bogut (12) and forward Draymond Green (23) during a timeout against the Memphis Grizzlies during the third quarter in game one of the second round of the NBA Playoffs at Oracle Arena. The Warriors defeated the Grizzlies 101-86. Mandatory Credit: Cary Edmondson-USA TODAY Sports

May 3, 2015; Oakland, CA, USA; Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) congratulates center Andrew Bogut (12) and forward Draymond Green (23) during a timeout against the Memphis Grizzlies during the third quarter in game one of the second round of the NBA Playoffs at Oracle Arena. The Warriors defeated the Grizzlies 101-86. Mandatory Credit: Cary Edmondson-USA TODAY Sports

The Golden State Warriors are currently tied with the Memphis Grizzlies in their Western Conference Semifinals matchup. The Warriors won Game One, but they dropped Game Two at Oracle Arena. They will now travel to Memphis for the next two games in the series.

In this week’s Warriors Mailbag post, we will discuss which team is the biggest threat to the Warriors winning a title, what advantages the Warriors will have in Game Three, and how the Warriors can shut down Mike Conley.

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