Golden State outscored the Spurs 58-33 in the final quarter and a half after Leonard exited with an ankle injury in game one on Sunday and were ahead by an eerily similar 57-33 score with just under five minutes remaining before half-time at Oracle Arena on Tuesday.
"We had a good offensive rhythm going with (Leonard) and myself", Aldridge said. The Warriors played without SF Andre Iguodala (sore left knee), then lost C Zaza Pachulia to a heel injury in the first quarter.
THE powerhouse Golden State Warriors clobbered the shorthanded San Antonio Spurs, 136-100, on Tuesday in Oakland (Wednesday, Manila time) to make it two straight wins in the Western Conference finals.
The 2015 Champions, who reached the Western Conference Finals unbeaten, have now won ten games in a row.
In Game 1, it was San Antonio that jumped out to a huge early lead before the Warriors completed a historic second-half comeback to prevail in the end. They'll need their entire roster to step their game up a notch if they want to defeat the star-studded Warriors at "Roaracle". And the Warriors are plenty motivated.More news: Anthony Weiner pleads guilty in sexting case, could face years in prison
All NBA Finals games will air on the ABC network.
"Think about the history that he's had, and what that means to a team... and Kawhi's not there".
"In a way it's a game that you should be the most energized and ready to play, focused and with that edge, because you're in a desperate position", Gasol said.
That's because last season reminded everyone records aren't bragged about when a championship is not attached to them. "All I care about is the next game, and we'll see how they come out".More news: US oil output back near records, challenging OPEC
There will be no surprising these Warriors.
Here is what is scary about the Warriors - they have so many players capable of beating you on any given night. "Now the challenge will be not relaxing". Popovich on Monday called out the Warriors starting center for the "dangerous" and "unsportsmanlike" closeout - which had Pachulia insisting he is not a dirty player, was only playing hard, and felt badly that the All-Star forward was injured.
The Warriors refused to judge their opponents afterward, at least publicly. Boston has homecourt advantage, but the Cavaliers are still the favorite and the Warriors can not be concerned about chasing down the Cavs or history just yet.
Kerr is recovering from a May 5 procedure at Duke University to fix a spinal fluid leak and Mike Brown has been coaching during his absence, but the reigning NBA Coach of the Year has been attending practices again and addressing the team in the locker room while watching games behind the scenes. "I have no answer for that". "I'm disappointed. 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".
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