Warriors club Spurs, 136-100, for 2-0 array lead

OAKLAND, Calif. — Steve Kerr supposing a clever message, usually not from his common mark on a bench: Play with coercion from a opening tip this time.

The Golden State Warriors did usually that for their bum manager examination from a locker room, and left Gregg Popovich doubt and criticizing his Spurs players for a miss of faith and feeling contemptible for themselves though harmed luminary Kawhi Leonard.

Stephen Curry had 29 points, 7 rebounds and 7 assists in 3 buliding and a Warriors trounced on a short-handed Spurs, using divided from San Antonio for a 136-100 subjection Tuesday night and a 2-0 lead in a Western Conference finals.

Kevin Durant combined 16 points and Draymond Green supposing another considerable all-around opening with 13 points, 9 rebounds, 6 assists, dual steals and dual blocks. Rookie Patrick McCaw had 18 points and 5 assists off a dais sharpened 6 for 8 as Golden State warranted a many unilateral feat of a playoffs to go to 10-0.

“That’s usually been a summary all year, usually play with coercion and start a diversion off with some appetite and chuck a initial punch,” Durant said. “Unlike Game 1 we did that tonight. We know they’re a small undermanned though they still play intensely hard, so we knew we couldn’t come out here and relax and consider they were usually going to give us a game. We had to go take it.”

Jonathon Simmons scored 17 of his 22 points in a initial half as a sole splendid mark for a Spurs.

Stephen Curry finishes with 29 points, 7 rebounds, 7 assists as a Warriors go adult 2-0. 

Stephen Curry finishes with 29 points, 7 rebounds, 7 assists as a Warriors go adult 2-0. 

“It looked flattering common to me. we don’t consider it was one man who didn’t trust and he putrescent everybody else or anything like that. As a organisation they usually let themselves down,” Popovich said. “The law always quote-un-quote sets we free. You can’t sweeten it or contend ‘if we had usually done a integrate shots we’d have been right there. That’s flattering lame. So, call it like it is. We didn’t come to play. We felt contemptible for ourselves. We need to get slapped and come behind and play Game 3 and see who we are.”

Leonard re-injured his left ankle in Sunday’s 113-111 Game 1 detriment after entrance down on Zaza Pachulia’s foot. Popovich on Monday called out a Warriors starting core for a “dangerous” and “unsportsmanlike” closeout — that had Pachulia insisting he is not a unwashed player, was usually personification hard, and felt badly that a All-Star brazen was injured.

Game 3 in a best-of-seven array is Saturday in San Antonio.

Pachulia left a diversion harmed for a Warriors group already though pivotal haven brazen Andre Iguodala, hold out since of tenderness in his left knee that singular him to 10 mins in Game 1.

An X-ray on Pachulia’s painful right heel was transparent though he was scheduled for an MRI on Wednesday.

The Warriors take it all in as they journey to a 136-100 victory. 

The Warriors take it all in as they journey to a 136-100 victory. 

Golden State fast dynamic a pass-happy, up-tempo character to take a Spurs out from a opening tip. It was a extreme disproportion from a diversion of catch-up dual days progressing when a Warriors rallied from 25 down and a 20-point halftime deficit.

The dais contributed a season-best 63 points.

“They came out with a clarity of coercion from a commencement and they played that approach for 48 minutes,” behaving Warriors manager Mike Brown said.

Klay Thompson, still struggling to find his solid sharpened touch, had 11 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists. The Warriors had 39 assists — a many by any group this postseason — including 30 on their initial 38 baskets.

Shaun Livingston scored in double total for a initial time this postseason with 10 points for Golden State.

LaMarcus Aldrige and a Spurs conduct home in an 0-2 hole. 

LaMarcus Aldrige and a Spurs conduct home in an 0-2 hole. 

Simmons started in Leonard’s place and done 6 of 9 shots to start a diversion while a rest of a Spurs were 3 for 22.


Popovich wasn’t about to theory either Leonard would lapse in time for Saturday’s game, observant it could be Friday or even diversion day before that would be determined.

“I have no idea. Just depends on how a ankle heals,” Popovich said. “I’d substantially list him as questionable. But a thing that worries me is that he did it again, a accurate same thing. So one would logically consider maybe it will take longer, though I’m anticipating that’s not loyal and we’ll have him for Game 3. But we don’t know. we don’t consider we’re going to know until Friday and Saturday, probably.”


Spurs: The Spurs had 23 descent rebounds after 14 in Game 1. … Patty Mills, personification in place of a harmed Tony Parker, had another still night. After he went 1 for 8 and missed all 6 of his 3s in a initial game, he finally strike from prolonged operation mid by a second Tuesday.

Warriors: Kerr attended his second diversion this array though again watched behind a scenes as he recovers from a May 5 procession during Duke University to correct a spinal liquid leak. … Golden State’s 23 first-half assists were a many ever in a playoff half, commanding 22 opposite Phoenix on May 4, 1994. The Warriors notched their fourth 30-assist diversion this postseason.

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