SportsPulse: USA TODAY Sports' NBA experts break down the key story lines heading into the Western Conference playoffs. OAKLAND The champs stayed off the ropes. When it comes to the ailing Golden State Warriors and their quest for a third title in four years, that was the main takeaway from Game 1 of their first-round playoff series against San Antonio at Oracle Arena on Saturday. After all that discussion about how they were in trouble, how losing 10 of 17 games amid all those injuries to close the regular season meant they just might get Buster Douglas-ed*right*at the start, they came out swinging instead with a*113-92 win. Here are three early observations from their opener. 1. No Steph