Warriors leave home up 2-0

Warriors leave home up 2-0

San Antonio increased its margin by 25 points in the second quarter before the Warriors went on an 11-2 run capped off by a 3-point shot by Curry to make the score 46-32.

Unlike game 1, the Warriors had a focused intensity straight from the tip of game 2. "I give our guys a ton of credit".

Most of the final period featured substitutes in the game for both teams. "Playoffs, the crowd intensifies, the games get a lot tougher". San Antonio managed to defeat Houston with Leonard on the bench, but that isn't going to happen against the odds-on favorites to win the NBA Finals.

To hear Aldridge tell it, he can't wait for Game 3.

The Spurs get three days off to lick their wounds and hope Leonard, who sprained a previously injured left ankle in Game 1, can be ready for Game 3 on Saturday.

Neither have any of the many iterations of the Gregg Popovich Spurs, whose 1998-99 team does have the distinction of owning the longest win streak in a single postseason: 12. "He goes: 'I'm sitting here and I see this black Range Rover, I see all these cops surrounding them". And you have to believe. Popovich said before Tuesday's game that he'd probably list Leonard as questionable.

Thomas scored 17 points in the game one loss but the leading scorer for the Celtics was Jae Crowder with 21 points.

In the second quarter, the Spurs finally began to find their offensive touch from the floor.

"LaMarcus has to score for us", Popovich said after suffering the second-worst defeat of his postseason career.

ABOUT THE WARRIORS: Golden State is being led by assistant coach Mike Brown while head coach Steve Kerr continues to deal with complications from back surgery, but Kerr watched the game from the locker room on Sunday and delivered the team a pep talk during halftime with the Warriors down 20 points. While on the opposite side, the Spurs had just two players reach double-figures and Davis Bertans 13 points came exclusively in garbage time. "We can't allow them to get off to the start they had last game". The Warriors were led by superstar Stephan Curry with 29 points. That same duo would combine for seven of Golden State's final nine points in the contest, as the Warriors coasted the rest of the way to a 136-100 victory. On the Warriors' second possession, Kevin Durant used a hard Zaza Pachulia screen and the threat of his drive to stick a 15-footer over a late-to-react Pau Gasol. McCaw scored 18 points of the bench - the most in a playoff game by any rookie since James Harden in 2010 - and added five assists, three rebounds and three steals. But when you're one of the best players in the league, playing on the NBA's postseason stage against the league's best team, it becomes a big deal.

When Popovich opened the news conference with a crack to a local reporter about the wines produced in his area, it seemed he might take the lighthearted route.

"When the game starts, it's whoever wants to grab that momentum early and set the tone for the game, and I think we did that a little bit better tonight".

Jonathon Simmons, starting in place of Leonard, had a team-high 22 points for the Spurs, who fell behind 2-0 in a playoff series for the first time since being swept by the Phoenix Suns in the Western semifinals in 2010.

He was seen walking without a noticeable limp when the team arrived in San Antonio on Wednesday, but the Spurs have not released an official word on whether he would play.

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