Warriors trounces Spurs, takes 2-0 series lead

Lynette Rowe
May 19, 2017

"Steve (Kerr) told our guys we've got to come out and play with a sense of urgency from the beginning".

Kerr is recovering from a May 5 procedure at Duke University to fix a spinal fluid leak and Mike Brown has been coaching during his absence, but the reigning NBA Coach of the Year has been attending practices again and addressing the team in the locker room while watching games behind the scenes.

Just for fun, I'll choose a sequence in the first quarter. "I think he's got a major responsibility in Game 3 to come out and get something done, whether it's for himself or his teammates".

The Warriors offense was humming from the start as they racked up 23 assists in the first half alone, after handing out 22 - a minute total, for them - in Game 1. San Antonio's head coach, Greg Popovich, tried every combination of players to put a dent into the lead. "Game 3's going to be tough for us".

Warriors forward Zaza Pachulia, who accidentally knocked Leonard down in Game 1 causing him to re-aggravate the ankle, left the game with a heel injury.

Leonard or no Leonard, Popovich insisted the series is over if his team doesn't get an attitude adjustment.

"It looked pretty collective to me. I'm not trying to forecast what I think Boston nor Cleveland should be thinking about". And you have to believe.

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.

The Warriors were quickly into their familiar scoring groove, sprinting into a 33-16 lead by the end of the first quarter and never letting up. The suit claims that Leonard's injury affects season ticket holders, businesses like What's on Second, a sports and Spurs-themed memorabilia shop, and, more generally, the business of professional sports. It was so bad, Popovich didn't have anything more to say than "we didn't score", during his usual post-first quarter interview with Doris Burke. "We need to get slapped and come back and play Game 3 and see who we are".

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"I don't think they started the game with a belief", Popovich said.

For retribution, the lawsuit states guilty players should pay for their "actual and exemplary damages", a temporary restraining order to be placed on guilty parties to keep them from carrying out such unsafe actions in the future, and any other "relief" injured parties may need.

Curry used 6-for-9 shooting from 3-point range to lead seven Warriors scorers in double figures.

Kevin Durant added 16 points and Draymond Green provided another impressive all-around performance with 13 points, nine rebounds, six assists, two steals and two blocks. But there's no way even Most Valuable Coach of Forever candidate Greg Popovich can pull off a seven game series against the Warriors without a fully healthy Leonard, and most likely not even then.

"It's fun to watch. I see the vehicle trying to inch forward, I'm like, 'He's about to get arrested.' I said, 'Pop, this is my own building.' He goes, 'I know, when I saw it was you, I died laughing'".

Golden State is just the fifth National Basketball Association team to win its first 10 playoff games in a given postseason. No team in the history of the NBA Playoffs has come down from that deficit to win a series.

"Once we were eliminated from the playoffs, we did everything possible to lose games", Cuban said on the radio show. They finished the game with 39 assists on 50 made field goals. "You don't want to give them any reason and any life".

The Spurs shot just 37 per cent from the field and 35 per cent attempting three-pointers. "We'll just lay it out there Game 3 on our home floor".

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