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Warriors trounce Spurs without Leonard for 2-0 series lead Spurs' LaMarcus Aldridge vows to solve identity crisis for Game 3
Montrelle Montesinos | 19 May, 2017, 19:42

San Antonio Spurs star Kawhi Leonard was injured during Game 1 of the NBA's Western Conference finals against the Golden State Warriors, and one outraged fan isn't taking that lightly.

GSW: Zaza Pachulia (right heel contusion) left Game 2 in the first quarter and did not return.

The Spurs provided no information regarding Leonard's status.

Stephen Curry had 29 points, seven rebounds and seven assists in three quarters and the Warriors trounced the short-handed Spurs, running away from San Antonio for a 136-100 rout. "We have a good training staff". This game was sadly over before it even started, though. Michael C. Wright of ESPN wrote about the Spurs troubles in Game 2, and quoted Aldridge on his poor performance.

"We didn't come back to the bench all excited because Kawhi wasn't out there we knew we had to go out there and take this game", Durant told the Gazette afterwards. "Two games, now we're going back home so there are still a lot of reasons to believe". They shot just 37-percent and Jonathan Simmons was the only Spurs starter in double figures with 22 points. I don't think it was one guy who didn't believe and he infected everybody else or anything like that.

"We felt sorry for ourselves", Popovich said. "The truth always quote-un-quote sets you free". He made 14 of 24 shots from the field and made 9 of his 11 free throws. "That's pretty lame. So call it like it is, and we didn't come to play. That's how we feel". The Spurs haven't rebounded from a 0-2 deficit to win a playoff series since overcoming the New Orleans Hornets in seven games in the Western semifinals in 2008. While Pachulia's Warriors teammates have all come to his defense, some, including Spurs coach Gregg Popovich, are calling it a dirty play that deserves punishment. With the game out of hand, the Spurs emptied their bench as well and punted the series until Saturday night. The Spurs led by as much as 25 points in that game before Leonard tweaked his ankle in the third quarter.

Andre Iguodala and Pachulia both missed Game 2 but were practicing Thursday and could be on the court when the series resumes Thursday night.

Golden State quickly established its pass-happy, up-tempo style to take the Spurs out from the opening tip.

It's easy to say the score really doesn't matter after a 36-point laugher as the 25th win in the last 26 games.

It's a bad situation, and to top it all off, acting Warriors coach Mike Brown was not arrested on his way to the arena on Tuesday. He played six minutes, providing four points and two assists. Oklahoma City went on to lose in five games to Miami in the NBA Finals. Simmons completed a 3-point play 31 seconds later, beginning a stretch in which the two sides would alternate scores until Durant followed a David West layup with a jumper at the 3:04 mark to increase Golden State's lead to 64-35.