Durant, Thompson lead Warriors to a 2-0 lead over Spurs

Lester Mason
April 18, 2018

Rudy Gay led the team with 15 points off the bench while LaMarcus Aldridge and Bryn Forbes each scored 14 points but no other player finished in double figures. That's when he has been at his brilliant best for the Warriors, and they are getting their money's worth from a major investment last summer. At this point, the only question here is whether the series will head back to Oakland for a Game 5. Golden State rolled to a 113-92 victory in the opening game of the series Saturday afternoon at home and followed that up with a 116-101 home win in Game 2 Monday night.

"No one can make up Steph's contributions individually", Thompson said. "He anchors our offense a lot of the time just with his movement", Warriors guard Shaun Livingston said. But the Golden State's relentless pressure and offensive variety inevitably began to tell in the second half. The Spurs have never dropped six consecutive postseason games under Popovich, though that streak will likely be seriously tested unless San Antonio comes up with some very different ideas very quickly.

The Warriors cruise in Game 2 to take a 2-0 lead over the Spurs.

Brown served as interim head coach for 12 games during last year's playoffs when Steve Kerr had to take a medical leave. He would have had the decency to meet with a group, to see what's going on, and how important it is, and how important our children should be to us. "I didn't anticipate him leaving because he knows this is a great situation for him and we rewarded him for everything he's done and for what we think he can do for us". George had one year left on his deal, and he isn't as good as Leonard. "It's the incredible defense, wonderful awareness, intelligence, leadership".

"He finally got some time off", Kerr said.

The Philadelphia 76ers were the No. 3 merchandise seller in the National Basketball Association this regular season, behind only the Golden State Warriors and Cleveland Cavaliers, according to sales on the league's official online store released Tuesday morning. Kevin Durant recorded a team-high 32 points in Game 2 while Klay Thompson had 31 points and five assists.

After going 11-of-13 in all of Game 1, it only took Thompson to miss two shots in just over six minutes. "Andre is a gamer". But this became news become someone wanted it to be, and that suggested that, as out of character as these concerns seemed to be for Leonard, we were seeing a shift in priorities, or at least the introduction of new priorities, into how Kawhi moves through the world.

"His hands are so good". This certainly benefits both Kawhi and the Spurs as they (presumably) try and work things out behind the scenes. "He was out there shooting today a little bit". And just play hard. His best player is estranged from the team and receiving medical treatment for a lingering quad injury in NY.

"Hopefully, I prove what coach said was wrong and put myself in position to get back as soon as possible", Curry said.

Such a price might seem steep for damaged goods a team is trying to move on from, but if the Lakers' front office can get a clean bill of health on Leonard, they'd be acquiring one of the top players in the league and a sure-fire free-agent draw who's ready to contribute to a victor now.

This remains one of the NBA's most cryptic stories of the season and does not have an end in sight.

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