Knee soreness sidelines Andre Iguodala for Game 2 against Spurs

Lynette Rowe
May 19, 2017

Acting Warriors coach Mike Brown had a legitimate excuse for his late arrival at Oracle Arena for Game 2 of the Western Conference finals: seems he just avoided getting arrested right outside.

Warriors forward Andre Iguodala has been ruled out of Game 2 of the Western Conference finals against the San Antonio Spurs with left knee soreness.

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - Steve Kerr provided a strong message, just not from his usual spot on the bench: Play with urgency from the opening tip this time. "We can't ease into the game", Brown said of his ailing boss' address to the team in the locker room before the game. "Two games, now we're going back home so there are still a lot of reasons to believe". Think Game 1 was tough?

Leonard landed on Pachulia's extended foot, tweaking his sprained ankle and forcing him to leave the game.

Leonard or no Leonard, Popovich insisted the series is over if his team doesn't get an attitude adjustment. "But for us mentally, we just know what we need to do to be successful against this team, even with Kawhi back in there, probably on Saturday". You have to believe.

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Of course, with three off days to chew on things before Game 3, the Warriors have to know the noise is going to intensify, particularly since they have not only won these 10 straight playoff games, but also 25 of their last 26 games since March 14 - more than two months ago. "And it showed with the lack of edge, intensity, grunt".

"At the end of the day, all we've done was what we were supposed to do - take care of home court", Green said.

"He will be on the trip", Myers said on 95.7 The Game in San Francisco. "He goes: 'I'm sitting here and I see this black Range Rover, I see all these cops surrounding them". You heard him, stop!' So I'm like, ok, I own a motorcycle and if I scoot a little closer, they'll get scared because I'd get scared. Intentional or not - this type of closeout is a play that needs to be taken out of basketball. Stephen Curry once again led Golden State with 29 points, Kevin Durant had 16 while Draymond Green chipped in with 13.

The visitors shot 37-percent, well below the Warriors' 56.2 percent, while making just 8 of their 23 shots from 3-pointers compared to Golden State's 18-for-37 from long distance.

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