Spurs start Jonathan Simmons over Kawhi Leonard for Game 2


San Antonio coach Gregg Popovich gave a typically forthright assessment of his team's obliteration.

So maybe the answer to the night's most ridiculed question was 2:28 into the game, when Zaza Pachulia cut to the basket and dunked over nobody, or maybe it was Klay Thompson's open-look 20-footer a minute later, or Curry's second three with 4:52 left in the first that gave the Warriors their first double-digit lead.

Draymond Green's three-point play put the Warriors ahead 109-106 and after an Aldridge miss, Curry made a driving layup to lift the Warriors ahead 111-106.

In a written statement issued by the Pelicans, Loomis called the decision to stick with Demps and Gentry "the best course of action as we move forward" and said it came after a "thorough review".

Game 3 takes place at San Antonio on Saturday and Brown has already warned the Warriors to expect a response in Texas. It's definitely a nice way to win Game 1. Oh, down in San Antonio, it's going to be more than a dogfight.

Curry credited the reversal of fortunes in the dying minutes to "aggressiveness, paying attention to details and obviously we've got to make shots".

One Spurs fan is gathering signatures as a part of a change dot org petition seeking to have Zaza Pachulia banned from the National Basketball Association stating, "the play we witnessed, in which Kawhi Leonard was injured and removed from a critical game, will go down as one of the "dirtiest" in playoff history".

"The only way I can process this is that I think it's not O's and X's or rebounds or turnovers or anything like that", he said. I turned around for the rebound, and that was it. You have to believe.

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With the win, the Cavaliers became the first team in National Basketball Association history to record back-to-back four-game sweeps over the first two rounds of the playoffs in consecutive seasons. It showed in the lack of edge, intensity ...

Iguodala sat out the second half on Sunday, although Brown insisted afterward it was more of a coach's decision than a necessity.

"We just controlled what we could control and played smarter", Curry said. "We need to get slapped and come back and play Game 3 and see who we are". "All I care about is what I saw and what happened. It's just his style of play, I guess". When you play this kind of physical game, intense game, things happen.

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

Leonard had 26 points and eight rebounds.

Five other Warriors connected on multiple 3-pointers in an 18-for-37 barrage that dwarfed the Spurs' 8-for-23 success from beyond the arc. "But when the game starts it's who wants to grab that momentum early and set the tone for the game, and I think we did that a little bit better tonight". "It's the playoffs. You've got to take a win any way you can get it". The Spurs beat the Houston Rockets by 39 points in the close- out game of the previous round without Leonard.

The only player he exempted from this analysis was Jonathan Simmons, who replaced Leonard in the starting lineup and finished with 22 points in 25 minutes.

Popovich pointed to a history of borderline plays by Pachulia during his time with the Dallas Mavericks against the Spurs, including a flagrant foul against Patty Mills, a play where he locked arms with Mills in a way that "could have broken his arm", according to Popovich, and run-ins with David West, who now plays for the Warriors. "We'll just lay it out there Game 3 on our home floor".