He followed a 14 point (5-for-12) performance with 34 points, 12 rebounds and 3 assists on 11-for-21 shooting.
Steve Kerr's decision to start Andre Iguodala, Klay Thompson, Kevin Durant, Draymond Green, and JaVale McGee together has provided the spark the Warriors needed after a long and grueling regular season.
With Kawhi Leonard out of the picture for most of this season, LaMarcus Aldridge has stepped up as the San Antonio Spurs' go-to guy. Most times he led the team in scoring, finishing with 23.1 points per game - one of his highest season averages ever.
Coach Popovich has called President Trump "an embarrassment to the world" and a "pathological liar" and says the President regularly makes racist, xenophobic and homophobic comments.
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Leonard has not played for the Spurs since January 13 and is expected to miss the remainder of the playoffs for the Spurs due to a quadriceps injury that has sidelined him for months.
Leonard missed the first 27 games of the season, came back in mid-December but then lasted only until January 13, the date of his last game. Not "being there for his teammates" became a subject of Game 1 and 2, as well, so did Popovich want everyone to read between the lines?
San Antonio Spurs Coach Gregg Popovich still sounded as if he had no clue whether Kawhi Leonard would ever rejoin the team for this year's playoffs when he was asked about it Sunday.
There have already been rumors about what teams will be trying to trade for Leonard if he can't agree on a supermax deal with the Spurs. The 2018 offseason is not far away, so will a resolution happen sooner than later?