"They came out with a sense of urgency from the beginning and they played that way for 48 minutes", acting Warriors coach Mike Brown said.
"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", lead attorney Alfonso Kennard Jr. had said. The Spurs should have no business competing with Golden State but, because of Kawhi, they did. "It's just not what anybody does to anybody else".
The Spurs get three days off to lick their wounds and hope Leonard, who sprained a previously injured left ankle in Game 1, can be ready for Game 3 on Saturday.
Needless to say, this is a rash step that puts Vasquez in the lead for "pettiest fan of 2017".
The Oakland mayor and San Antonio Mayor Ivy R. Taylor agreed Tuesday to terms of a friendly bet on who will win the NBA Western Conference Finals, Schaaf's Warriors or Taylor's Spurs.
Draymond Green, for one, doesn't believe the Warriors will get anything easy when they arrive in San Antonio for Saturday's Game 3.
Without Leonard, "San Antonio" helplessly surrendered the second game - "the Golden state" by the end of the first quarter amassed a 17-point lead, turning the remaining 36 minutes of the game a mere formality.More news: U.S. denies visas to gay Russians fleeing torture and murder in Chechnya
Golden State Warriors' Kevin Durant, right, works for a rebound against San Antonio Spurs' Dewayne Dedmon, center left, during the first half of Game 2 of the NBA basketball Western Conference finals, Tuesday, May 16, 20.
Kawhi Leonard reinjured his ankle in Game 1 and missed Game 2. "But when the game starts it's who wants to grab that momentum early and set the tone for the game, and I think we did that a little bit better tonight". "I think he's got a major responsibility in Game 3 to come out and get something done". You have to believe.
From that moment-the Spurs led by 23 points at the time of Leonard's departure on Sunday-the Warriors have outscored the Spurs 194-133.
"The ball has to move, but I have to take a shot if it's there", Aldridge said Thursday. "Just shows that we locked in and took care of home court, which we're supposed to do". We know they're a little undermanned but they still play extremely hard, so we knew we couldn't come out here and relax and think they were just going to give us the game. Or, according to head coach Gregg Popovich, when only one player engages with the task before them. We're just going to keep pounding on that.
Simmons started in Leonard's place and made 6 of 9 shots to begin the game while the rest of the Spurs were 3 for 22.
Six of Curry's eight makes were 3s, giving him an NBA-high 45 threes in 10 playoff games.