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Warriors trounce Spurs without Kawhi Leonard for 2-0 series lead

Warriors trounce Spurs without Kawhi Leonard for 2-0 series lead

Dedmon got some early floor time, while LaMarcus didn't have a great start and the Warriors lead swelled to 12 midway through the quarter.

"It's amusing you mention that", said Stephen Curry (29/7/7 in 30 minutes), whose pull-up three seven minutes into the game gave the Warriors a double-digit lead that only bloated as time went on.

"It looked pretty collective to me", he said.

Jonathon Simmons was the only one that got on the bus for the Spurs tonight, I think everyone else stayed behind at the hotel in San Francisco.

"We had a point of emphasis of starting the game with a lot more energy and focus on the defensive end, so that we could just feel a little bit better about ourselves than we did last game in the first quarter", Curry said. He also made all 11 attempts from the free throw line. So, call it like it is. "He was one of the very few who came to play". He is questionable for Game 3. Game 1 saw the team come back from a 25-points deficit.

Leonard update: After missing Game 2 with a sprained left ankle, San Antonio forward Kawhi Leonard's status is up in the air for Game 3 on Saturday. The Spurs seemed much slower compared to the home-court Warriors.

Leonard was on his way to another outstanding game in the series opener with Golden State before he aggravated his ankle injury twice in the third quarter.

X-rays on the heel were negative, and Pachulia is scheduled to have an MRI exam Wednesday. Pachulia played almost 7 minutes but not the entire second quarter and he didn't return after halftime as Matt Barnes took his place.

Andre Iguodala sat the game out because of soreness in his left knee.




When San Antonio Spurs' legendary head coach Gregg Popovich is pissed off, he's not afraid to let anyone know.

Golden State quickly established its pass-happy, up-tempo style to take the Spurs out from the opening tip. The Warriors were led by superstar Stephan Curry with 29 points. Davis Bertans had 13 points off the bench.

"I thought in game one we didn't come out with a sense of urgency", said Warriors acting coach Mike Brown, who is standing in for the injured Steve Kerr.

Draymond Green contributed 13 points, a team-high nine rebounds, six assists, two steals and two blocked shots to Golden State's 10th consecutive postseason win this season. The Warriors had 39 assists - the most by any team this postseason - including 30 on their initial 38 baskets.

The Warriors led by double digits just seven and a half minutes into the game, but a 19-3 run stretching into the second quarter is what really turned this game into a blowout.

"All we are asking from the court is that this type of behavior, that can and does cause serious injury to our team and those that love it, not be allowed in San Antonio", Alfonso Kennard, Jr., lead attorney for the plaintiffs, told the Express-News.

After Leonard's departure from the game, the Warriors outscored San Antonio, 58-33, completing a 23-point comeback.

Popovich suggested that his team had been unable to mentally cope with the loss of Leonard for Game 2.

"I have no idea".


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