Pachulia left Tuesday's game with a bruised right heel.
The Spurs have come back from an 0-2 series hole only once, in 2008 against the New Orleans Hornets.
That wasn't why the Spurs got blown out Tuesday night at least not on paper. The Spurs, who were up by 25 when Leonard was hurt in the third quarter of Game 1, have been outscored by 61 points since the injury. Michael C. Wright of ESPN wrote about the Spurs troubles in Game 2, and quoted Aldridge on his poor performance. That's a combination that won't lose the Warriors many games. And it was only tied for 57 seconds.
"You're not going to stop a guy like Patty, especially in offence with the way he moves and all that, but you just want him to try to take as tough shots as you can", Brown said.
The Warriors bounced back in a major way in the third quarter and cut the Spurs lead 78-73 dunk by Durant with 4:27 remaining.
But the public heat didn't affect Pachulia's play. But because Pachulia doesn't rise up much, the rare exertion apparently hurt the big man. He was scheduled for an X-ray. He joins Andre Iguodala, who missed Game 2 with a left knee contusion, as the second Warriors' rotation player on the injury list. "Everybody else was in the other category".
"You have to believe". "I'm disappointed. You have to believe". "The only way I can process this is I think it's not about O's and X's or rebounds or turnovers or anything like that". Regardless, the Warriors destroyed the Spurs tonight and it was over before it even started. "And it showed with the lack of edge, intensity, grunt".
"Pop" was addressing the media before game two, but we can only imagine he is angrier after seeing his side go 2-0 down in the series. Stephen Curry and the West's No. 1 seed led by 17 points after the first quarter and 28 points after halftime. "As a group they just let themselves down", Popovich said. "He can't be timid". He can't do it. "You don't want to give them any reason and any life". "Scoring has to come from some place". "I think he's got a major responsibility in Game 3 to come out and get something done".
The Lakers dropped only one game the entire postseason on their way to winning a second straight championship.
"It's fun to watch", Durant said. In the past three games, he's averaging 33.0 points and shooting 57 percent from the field and 49 percent from long distance.
They remember watching the Cleveland Cavaliers celebrate at Oracle after a Game 7 win in the 2016 Finals. "So that was huge", Curry said.
But Curry wasn't alone. After losing Game 1, Manu Ginobili told reporters he would rather lose by 20 points than lose the close game they played on Sunday. The rookie out of UNLV turned in 18 points to go with five assists.
Draymond Green contributed 13 points, a team-high nine rebounds, six assists, two steals and two blocked shots to Golden State's 10th consecutive postseason win this season.