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OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - Acting Warriors coach Mike Brown had a legitimate excuse for his late arrival at Oracle Arena for Game 2 of the Western Conference finals: seems he just avoided getting arrested right outside. Rookie Patrick McCaw had 18 points and five assists off the bench shooting 6 for 8 as Golden State earned its second-most lopsided postseason victory ever to go to 10-0. Golden State Warriors live stream on Watch ESPN.
"It's a good team", he said, pointing out that Leonard was sidelined when San Antonio eliminated Houston on the road in Game 6 of the conference semifinals. The Warriors' 72 first-half points were tied for their second most in a postseason game in franchise history, and their 23 assists through two quarters established a new franchise record for assists in a playoff half. They shot just 37-percent and Jonathan Simmons was the only Spurs starter in double figures with 22 points.
"They're going to play as hard as they can until it's over". You can't sugarcoat it or say 'if we had just made a couple shots we'd have been right there. His players know exactly what they're going to get from him. Iguodala had an MRI on Monday that showed no serious damage after he was limited to 10 minutes in Sunday's Game 1 win.
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.
"It's not what I expected". So one would logically think maybe it will take longer, but I'm hoping that's not true and we'll have him for Game 3. "And you have to believe". "He said: 'How do you know?' I said there's a police escort with motorcycles in front of them".
Game 3 will be on Saturday, and there's enough time between the games that Leonard is now questionable for the contest.
"Not at all", said Warriors guard Stephen Curry. "Because if we don't we could end up losing the game". Oh, down in San Antonio, it's going to be more than a dogfight. Golden State has planned a day off Wednesday, then will practice in the Bay Area on Thursday before flying to Texas.
Head coach Gregg Popovich was asked after the game to account for the poor showing.
Although he left Tuesday night's Game 2 Warriors win after only seven minutes of action, Pachulia does not look to be in jeopardy of missing extensive time. "But I'll be better, and I'll definitely be better by next game".
Jonathon Simmons was the only one that got on the bus for the Spurs tonight, I think everyone else stayed behind at the hotel in San Francisco.
"We need to have a lot of battery packs in the back pocket to be able to chase him around but it's a team defensive job".