Spurs start Jonathan Simmons over Kawhi Leonard for Game 2

The Spurs La Marcus Aldridge drives to the basket against Zaza Pachulia of the Golden State Warriors during Game One

The San Antonio Spurs were dismantled by the Golden State Warriors, 136-100 in game 2 of the Western Conference Finals, Tuesday, May 16, 2017, at the Oracle Arena in Oakland, California. Those 136 points were the most allowed by a Gregg Popovich-coached team in a playoff game. These playoffs have been one drawn-out fart, and that did not change tonight. "I think he's got a major responsibility in Game 3 to come out and get something done". "We have to be the aggressors". "We can't ease into the game", Brown said of his ailing boss' address to the team in the locker room before the game.

Curry has knocked down at least one 3-pointer in all 68 of his postseason games, extending an National Basketball Association record.

Even with his outburst, though, the Warriors defense held the Spurs to just 37 percent shooting, which is already playing with one foot in the grave. Shaquille O'Neal and Kobe Bryant led a Lakers team that swept Portland, Sacramento and San Antonio in the Western Conference playoffs.

The Spurs tried a couple of options.

For the second game in a row, Steve Kerr was able to address the Warriors at halftime. He came out on fire in the first quarter and set the tone with 15 points and five three-pointers. Aldridge swung the ball to Bryn Forbes, who stuck a 3 from the top of the key.

Patrick McCaw took the bulk of Iguodala's minutes, it was the first minutes in the Conference Finals for the rookie but it didn't look like it as he was very productive, attacking whenever a big switched onto him and looking confident while doing it. He couldn't regularly command a double-team.

"LaMarcus has got to score for us (he had eight points Tuesday)". "We got here just in time". "He can't be timid". He can't do it. You've got to score. "Scoring has to come from some place".

The first period was marked by the Golden State's excellent offense and San Antonio's poor shooting.

Curry's points haul included 6 3-pointers as the Warriors all-round offensive power crushed a San Antonio Spurs line-up missing the injured Kawhi Leonard and Tony Parker.

"He's played 27 guys throughout the course of the year". There was nothing else he could do. The highlight was when poor Dewayne Dedmon and his ankles felt the full brunt of Curry's powers in the third quarter. He collapsed to the hardwood but still managed to grab Curry to no avail.

The Spurs started the second half with much better energy and focus and began to slice into the lead, despite still having trouble hitting shots. The Spurs continued to be unable to throw the rock into the ocean, and the lead continued to swell.to 25 points in the first four minutes of the quarter. The Warriors made 6-of-9 3-point attempts in the first quarter, and 28 of their points came by way of an assist.

"The only way I can process this is I think it's not about the O's and X's or rebounds or turnovers or anything like that".

"You have to believe".

The Spurs' Gregg Popovich gave as candid an assessment of his team's performance as you'll ever hear from a head coach, the kind of media session that reporters dream of and players loathe. Would the San Antonio Spurs be able to do to Golden State what they did to the Houston Rockets not one week ago, slamming them without star Kawhi Leonard?

The Warriors are now 10-0 in the postseason and have won 25 of their last 26 games dating back to the regular season.

Andre Iguodala sat the game out because of soreness in his left knee.

A group of San Antonio Spurs fans filed a lawsuit naming Golden State center Zaza Pachulia and the Warriors as defendants. That's as close as they'd get for the remainder of the game, however, as Curry and Klay Thompson combined for six points in the ensuing 36 seconds to regain the momentum.

The Spurs never led in Game 2.



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