A Spurs fan tried to sue Zaza Pachulia over Kawhi Leonard injury
Popovich was left perplexed and downright disgusted that his team got dominated in such embarrassing fashion without Leonard, who re-injured his tender left ankle in Game 1 after stepping on Pachulia’s foot.
THORPE: You want to make that player think of you as you’re shooting the ball, not focus on his form, without any risk for a fouling. Or, conversely, you could let me break down some fun plays from these games so you don’t have to watch them yourself.
The Spurs provided no indication either way Thursday regarding Leonard’s potential return, while his teammates played coy when asked about the situation.
The Golden State Warriors demolished a lifeless Spurs 136-100 on Tuesday in Oakland, California, to take a 2-0 lead in the best-of-seven series. The Golden State Warriors seem more than capable of handling the San Antonio Spurs and are up 2-0. They are 10-0 in the playoffs this year and could match the best start in National Basketball Association playoff history with a victory in game three Saturday at San Antonio.
The Spurs have been outscored by the Warriors by 61 points since Leonard left Game 1 with the ankle injury.
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. You know, also the way Klay can defend.
The Spurs lost Game 2 by 36 points with Leonard unavailable. “And then think about the history he’s had and what that means to a team, what happened last night”.
“I’m like, ‘This is great, I didn’t have to stop for any of these red lights, ‘” Brown said. Whether they win or they lose, I want to see how they play.
“I think last game it definitely worked to their advantage with me getting passive”. It’s an underrated part of his game, and I’ve been surprised on multiple occasions by how adept he can be at moving around his man, securing superior rebuilding position, and grabbing the board. “I’m going to play through it and I’m going to be all right”.
And they do, did, but not without Leonard.
“He was sitting nicely on the sidelines”, Gasol said of Leonard’s practice contribution. The question now – with such a prominent player as Leonard going down at a critical time, will the league do more like baseball did?
Gasol called for attacking the Warriors from the start and not letting up. He managed to get up and take his two free throws before exiting to the locker room.
“You hope that [Leonard] is ready and that he can help us”, Ginobili said.
“I think bigs just try to contest shots and sometimes that stuff may happen but it’s not on objective at all”, Durant told reporters after the game. “Hopefully we can keep him for as much longer as he wants to play”.