SAN ANTONIO -- Warriors coach Mark Jackson told his players recently to make sure they keep their hair cut.
"Because when we continue to do what we've talked about doing," Jackson said, "the media room will be filled, articles will be written and people will be talking about you."
He was right. Golden State, coming off its upset of No. 3 seed Denver in the first round, is headed to network television.
Game 4 of the series against the San Antonio Spurs will be Sunday at 12:30 p.m. on ABC.
The last time the Warriors played on a major network was April 6, 2008, when ABC carried their game against New Orleans.
It's a coveted slot usually reserved for the NBA's showcase teams, such as the Los Angeles Lakers and Miami Heat, and global stars such as Kevin Durant. On average, the NBA gets about double the viewers on ABC that it does on TNT or ESPN.
Game 3, Friday at Oracle Arena, is at 7:30 p.m. on TNT. All games at this point are on national television only.
Game 5, if necessary, is scheduled for Tuesday, May 14, in San Antonio. Game 6 would be Thursday, May 16, and Game 7 would be Sunday, May 19.
"If you've played against them in the regular season the last 10 or 12 years," Jefferson said, "or you've watched them or played them in the playoffs, nothing's changed."
Golden State acquired Jefferson from San Antonio in March 2012, along with a conditional first-round pick that landed center Festus Ezeli. Jefferson is making the ninth playoff appearance of his career, including two with the Spurs.
He totaled just 21 minutes in four games in the first-round upset of Denver. But it stands to reason he'll be more of a factor this round since, you know, he knows all of San Antonio's secrets. Right?
"(They) know what we're trying to do, and we know what they're trying to do," Jackson said. "So there are no secrets. Richard, certainly having played here, it's a great story. ... I think Richard, a guy that's been around, doesn't just help us in this series, he helps us every single night no matter who we're facing."
"Was he drunk when he said that?" Curry asked, while failing to hold back his laugh. "That's crazy. That's an awesome compliment. ... But comparing me to MJ is kinda crazy."