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Warriors rout Leonard-less Spurs to edge closer to NBA Finals

Curry, Warriors boat race Leonard-less Spurs, swipe 2-0 lead Warriors trounce Spurs without Leonard for 2-0 series lead
Montrelle Montesinos | 20 May, 2017, 01:38

Peter Childs, supervisor of risk management for Sportsbook.ag, admits that they would normally post Golden State as a 3.5-point first-half fave, with the full game spread at -6.5.

Zaza Pachulia will no doubt get a nasty reaction from fans in San Antonio during Game 3 on Saturday, but his Warriors teammates have been reassuring him this week after being so scrutinized following the Game 1 play that resulted in Spurs star Kawhi Leonard severely spraining his left ankle.

"They're going to play as hard as they can until it's over". “Two games, now were going back home so there are still a lot of reasons to believe.

"It's a team game, so not that much", Aldridge said.

San Antonio would manage to trim just a single point off that deficit through the remainder of the quarter and would go into halftime trailing 72-44.

"He's got to score for us". Golden State Warriors' Stephen Curry signals after scoring against the San Antonio Spurs during the first half of Game 2 of the NBA basketball Western Conference finals, Tuesday, May 16, 2017, in Oakland, Calif.

Popovich insisted the series is over if his team do not get an attitude adjustment. You know LaMarcus. He's a standup guy. That's the way I process it.

“And you have to believe. "I don't think as a group they really did, which means probably a little bit feeling sorry for themselves psychologically, subconsciously, whatever psycho-babble word you want to use". We'd share that sort of thing.

On Tuesday, it appeared that Aldridge did something very similar to the Warriors' Kevin Durant.

Warriors: Kerr attended his second game this series but again watched behind the scenes as he recovers from a May 5 procedure at Duke University to fix a spinal fluid leak.

“The schedule comes in and helps us out, ” guard Shaun Livingston said. "I watched the end of last game and I saw how they were doubling and they were trying to crowd me, so I thought I would come out and try to move the ball, but I ended up taking myself out of rhythm and out of the flow of the game". Losing Durant for a few playoff games would sink just about any team-it's partly why the Thunder never won a championship-but not the Warriors.

Leonard's exit in Game 1 allowed the Dubs to mount a huge comeback to win 113-111.

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

THORPE: You have to give him that room so we can land without fear of being hurt.

Draymond Green had 13 points, nine rebounds, six assists, two steals and two blocked shots for the Warriors, who got a season-best 63 points from the bench. Five other Warriors connected on three-pointers in an 18-for-37 barrage that dwarfed the Spurs' 8-for-23 success from beyond the arc.

Curry said he spoke to Pachulia personally about what he'll be facing and how to handle it. And then an SUV pulls up, and I hear them over the loud speaker: 'Hey, you, in the Range Rover.

Not that it seems to matter to the Warriors while talking with head-shaking certainty that 2-0 against the Spurs is all that matters. While Leonard sat out with the ankle injury, Aldridge scored 34 points and grabbed 12 rebounds to help the Spurs to a stunning 39-point victory.