Lunes, 29 May, 2017

Kawhi Leonard questionable for Game 3 against Warriors

Warriors, Spurs will try to use break to rest and heal again Down 25 Points in 1st Half, Warriors Come Back To Beat Spurs in Game 1
Montrelle Montesinos | 20 May, 2017, 12:36

Stephen Curry was especially sharp from long distance on Tuesday. The hosts controlled the second quarter and went to locker room with a 72-44 lead at the intermission.

The Golden State Warriors have continued their ideal run through the playoffs to get within two victories of their third straight NBA Finals appearance.

After 40 points in the opener, Steph Curry led the Warriors with 29 points on eight of 13 shooting in the rout.

While San Antonio's strong play with Leonard on the floor might indicate that they can beat the Warriors while at full health, we might not see that in this series.

Through the regular season and even into the postseason, I've been surprised at how often Aldridge has come up with key rebounds when the game is on the line.

Durant said Leonard's re-aggravated injury by Pachulia was not by force.

The Game 3 over/under is 212, though Leonard's absence could make for a very high-scoring affair.

"They've been throwing different things at us, throwing different things at LaMarcus", guard Danny Green said. "They stayed composed. Not one point in the game did our guys hang their head or not believe".

David West checks in to start the second quarter and the rest of the Warriors know to have their hands up and ready to catch his passes, because they will come fast and right on target. Golden State's offense has exploded since the victor of the last two Defensive Player of the Year awards went down. Really a year ago was the only opportunity I had in my career to do it. Gregg Popovichs time will be spent working to get his San Antonio Spurs to wake up, before its too late.

The Warriors should get another nice boost from coach Steve Kerr, who is well enough that he plans to travel with the team to San Antonio on Thursday. We know they're a little undermanned but they still play extremely hard, so we knew we couldn't come out here and relax and think they were just going to give us the game. However, all of the evidence from the first two games of this series point to an inevitable Warriors victory.

"It's getting better, just got to keep waiting day to day", Leonard said, when asked how his injured ankle was feeling. I'm like, 'Hey, I'm being bullied by Oakland PD or San Francisco PD in my own building, my own parking lot.' So I start to go a little bit and another one pulls up: 'Hey, you, you heard him, stop!' "So, Game 2?" he said.

"Somebody's got to teach him if the California Highway Patrol tells you to move, you move over, " Popovich said. "I see the auto 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'".