Warriors trounce Spurs without Leonard for 2-0 series lead

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We saw how the San Antonio's fate turned upside down in the third quarter, and a full matchup of that kind of unimaginative effort will quickly turn the second game into a blow-out.

San Antonio Spurs' Dewayne Dedmon, center, dunks against the Golden State Warriors during the first half of Game 2 of the NBA basketball Western Conference finals, Tuesday, May 16, 2017, in Oakland, Calif.

Golden State outscored the Spurs 58-33 in the final quarter and a half after Leonard exited with an ankle injury in game one on Sunday and were ahead by an eerily similar 57-33 score with just under five minutes remaining before half-time at Oracle Arena on Tuesday. "Because if we don't we could end up losing the game". I just wanted to try to take advantage of them digging on me and doubling in the baseline and doubling from the middle, too.

Despite a 0-2 series hole, the Spurs training staff will have until Saturday to attempt to heal Leonard's sprained ankle. Think Game 1 was tough?

"It's going to be a dog fight", Brown said.

Warriors fans took offense to the play, and drew comparisons to the most controversial play of Game 1, when Kawhi Leonard injured himself after landing one of Zaza Pachulia's feet. After losing 107-101 at home to Philadelphia in the first game of the NBA Finals, the Lakers beat the 76ers four straight times to clinch the title.

"I understand the Warriors are a very talented team, so we're going to have to be really sharp tomorrow", forward Pau Gasol said. "The only way I can process this is I think it's not about O's and X's or rebounds or turnovers or anything like that". "And you have to believe".

Spurs coach Gregg Popovich wasn't sure if Leonard will be available for the game, saying that it wouldn't be until Friday or even Saturday until the forward's status is determined. It showed in the lack of edge, intensity ... The Spurs gathered themselves to lead 62-42 at the half. "So, you know, you take him away and also Tony Parker's not out there to kind of control the ball, yeah, of course they're going to be a different team", Durant said. "We've got to come out from the beginning with a sense of urgency. He was intense and he played to win".

Neither one of them has lost a game yet; the Cavaliers and Boston Celtics play Game 1 of the Eastern Conference finals tonight in Boston (8:30 ET, TNT). Draymond Green did a bit of everything in contributing 13 points, nine rebounds, six assists, two steals and two blocks. Totals 37-100 18-21 100.

"It's fun to watch".

For the second game in a row, Steph Curry top-scored for the Warriors, scoring 29 points.

Golden State has won 10 consecutive postseason games, extending the franchise record and becoming the fifth team in a postseason to reach that mark.

The Warriors had 39 assists on their 50 field goals, and they shot 56.2 percent from the field.

The Spurs, who were without injured star Kawhi Leonard, were led by Jonathon Simmons, who finished with 28 points.

In the first quarter of Game 2, the Warriors held the Spurs to 16 points on 23% shooting and denied them a single three.


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