Warriors rout Leonard-less Spurs to edge closer to NBA Finals
May 20 2017 by Marjorie Miles
He's working with them and trying to get that ankle right. "Everything else, you just work on what you want to work on".
The Golden State Warriors will be looking to take a commanding 3-0 series lead after crushing the Spurs by 136-100 in Game 2 on Tuesday.
The Warriors now lead 2-0 in the playoffs as the NBA Finals edge closer. And it was only tied for 57 seconds. The Spurs were propelled by the outstanding play of Kawhi Leonard on the offensive and defensive end.
Duncan has been a regular at Spurs practice this season and showed up before a pivotal Game 5 versus the Memphis Grizzlies in the first round of the playoffs.
Leonard reinjured his left ankle Sunday during the second half of San Antonio's 113-111 loss to the Golden State Warriors in Game 1 of the Western Conference finals.
An X-ray on Pachulia's bruised right heel was clear but he was scheduled for an MRI on Wednesday. There's no other way to go about it. Curry also had 19 points in the third quarter to lead his to an impressive comeback. "As I watched, I don't think they believed".
And you have to believe. "It's pretty easy not to think about that, if you know what I mean". That's the way I process it. So I started scooting forward. We'd share that sort of thing. It was a drastic difference from a game of catch-up two days earlier when the Warriors rallied from 25 down and a 20-point halftime deficit.
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"They've been throwing different things at us, throwing different things at LaMarcus", guard Danny Green said. "He can't be timid".
The second quarter was more of the same. He can't do it.
"You're a wounded animal and you should come out with everything you've got. Scoring has to come from some place". Popovich told reporters pre-game that the San Antonio star is "questionable" in advance of game three in San Antonio.
At the same time, Steph Curry was uncorking his second straight monster game. Aldridge was 0 for 2 with two turnovers in the first quarter and knows he has to be more aggressive when the two teams meet for Game 3 in San Antonio on Saturday. We miss him out there, but hell get healthy and in the meantime its up to the rest of us to stay ready.. Stephen Curry led all scorers with 29 points and seven assists, while shooting 8-13 from the floor including an impressive 6-9 from beyond the arc. In just his last three games alone, he's scored 99 points on just 54 shots. He had 26 points, eight rebounds, three assists, and two steals before heading to the locker room in the third.
"It was huge. We need Kawhi to create and to score", said Manu Ginobili, who had 17 points off the bench for the Spurs.
But Curry wasn't alone.
Golden State has won 10 consecutive postseason games, extending the franchise record and becoming the fifth team in a postseason to reach that mark.