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. "But the thing that worries me is that he did it again, the exact same thing. But just a lot of treatment". That's just the way we always feel.
"So I literally start to go, and I'm going to get in the far left lane to go through where we all go through, and a cop out of nowhere pulls in front of me and goes, 'Hey, you, stop!'" he said.
Ginobili went on to confirm that, saying that the Spurs are going to have a completely different approach in Game 3. Kevin Durant, Draymond Green and Klay Thompson all scored more than ten points too.
What's the pain like now?
"This particular individual has a history with that kind of action", Popovich said.
"Nah, I'm just focused on getting healthy and getting ready to play in Game 3". But, I mean, it's just questionable for tomorrow.
Wednesday night sees the start of the Eastern Conference Finals.
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For their part, the Warriors believe Leonard will take the court on Saturday.
Kawhi Leonard reinjured his ankle in Game 1 and missed Game 2.
Leonard was dismissive of the question when he was asked about the play Friday. "Game 3's going to be tough for us". "I'm not anxious about that".
Pachulia ironically suffered a third-quarter heel injury from landing awkwardly on a dunk and had to leave the game.
The Cavaliers swept Detroit and Atlanta in the first two rounds of the postseason and took a quick 2-0 lead over Toronto in the Eastern Conference finals before losing five of its next eight playoff games.
"It's frustrating", he said.
Golden State quickly established its pass-happy, up-tempo style to take the Spurs out from the opening tip. The rest of the Spurs combined to shoot 29 of 83 (34.9 percent).
"Our offense was a little stagnant at times", Leonard said. "If they do the right things and play the game and obey the basketball gods, they'll have a great chance to win". "If he doesn't, it's over and we have to go and compete as hard as we can and do our best game".
San Antonio held a 23-point lead at the time of the injury but couldn't hold off a furious comeback without its best player. He contributed 28 points in Game 1 but only 8 in Game 2.