Curry shines as Warriors crush Spurs, lead series 2-0

Paola Ditto
Mag 17, 2017

One Spurs fan went as far as starting a petition on change.org to have Golden State's Zaza Pachulia banned from the National Basketball Association. Some have suggested that other stars join forces so that there's a better competitive balance across the league.

Stephen Curry scored 29 points as the Golden State Warriors thrashed the San Antonio Spurs 136-100 to take a 2-0 lead in their Western Conference finals series on Tuesday (May 16). "It's pretty easy not to think about that, if you know what I mean". "I wouldn't call it smooth sailing at all". It's how we got to the score, how we played defensively, how we played offensively. So, call it like it is, and we didn't come to play.

"As I watched I don't think they believed".

"ZaZa is not a dirty player", Durant said. Simmons totaled 12 points, a rebound, an assist and a turnover in 26 minutes on Sunday.

Somehow, these unusually careless, cold-shooting Warriors found a way to keep their unblemished postseason record alive at 9-0.

The Spurs came out of halftime looking more determined, but the Warriors were ready for them.

Leonard first went down after stepping on a teammate's foot along the bench after taking a shot. The Spurs led by 23 when Leonard left Game 1.

With Kawhi Leonard recovering in his home, it's highly likely the Golden State clinch the Game 2 to night. He also made all 11 attempts from the free throw line. That's just part of the game.

"It's a tough break".

So after Popovich's rant, the Internet went to work and people pulled up what Popovich had said back in 2006 to defend Bowen, speaking to the Express-News. "So we couldn't react to his absence". He returned after missing the close-out game against Houston last week and looked fine in the opener against the Warriors until he re-injured his ankle. Aldridge shot 1-for-4 with two points on post-ups in four plays in Game 2. Durant hit another 3 at the 6:10 mark and a jumper the next time down before Shaun Livingston's driving dunk.

"We just controlled what we could control and played smarter", he said.

ZAZA Pachulia's foul on Kawhi Leonard was either dirty or just unsafe, and Gregg Popovich isn't interested in the NBA's opinion.

The Warriors are so much better than the Leonard-less Spurs that they're boring. "He can't be timid", Popovich said. "I don't think we're going to know until Friday and Saturday, probably". "He's shown a lot of courage getting through what he's gone through". Patty Mills, playing in place of the injured Tony Parker, had another quiet night. Mills shot 1 for 8 and missed all six of his 3-point tries for five points. "I wish that he hadn't landed on my foot and honestly I had no idea he landed on my foot until I turned back and he was already on the ground, because as soon as he released the ball I turned around trying to chase the rebound and see where the ball was going". (Well, maybe you can blame it on Zaza Pachulia.) San Antonio simply didn't have the firepower to compete with Golden State on Tuesday, and all the effort in the world would not have been enough to offset the disparity in talent-especially with the Warriors a little extra motivated after facing some criticism for their Game 1 performance.

Shaun Livingston scored in double figures for the first time this postseason with 10 points for Golden State.

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