Warriors Blow Out Undermanned Spurs, Take 2-0 Lead
The Finals better be something special because right now, two teams are just steam-rolling past their competition.
It is remarkable, the dominance of the two teams that is, but the lack of competition is starting to make these playoffs very lackluster. On Tuesday night, the Warriors continued their streak, winning their 10th straight playoff game, by blowing out the Spurs by a score of 136-100.
No Kawhi Leonard, and the Spurs were completely lost all game, with zero answers for any thing thrown their way by the offensive juggernaut that is the Warriors. Steph Curry led the way with 29-points, while another six Warriors players reached double-digits in the win.
Although outrebounded, the Warriors shot 56% from the field, 49% from three-point range, only missed a single free throw all night, and dished out a ridiculous 39 assists! This is a team firing on absolutely all cylinders and it seems that with or without Leonard, the Warriors may not be beatable by the likes of the Spurs. That is not to disrespect the Spurs, a great, veteran team, but the Warriors are just that dominant.
“We just came out and played our game,” Said Kevin Durant. “We moved the ball. Everybody touched it and felt good about themselves, and that generated some good looks.”
Even in the absence of the team’s leader off the bench, Andre Iguodala, the Warriors continued to pour it on. Rookie Patrick McCaw dropped 18-points on 6-for-8 shooting (3-for-4 from beyond the arc) in the absence of ‘Iggy’ and Golden States simply continued to roll on.
“That’s benefited us, especially lately,” Mike Brown said on the play of McCaw post game. “Not only do guys believe in themselves, but their teammates believe in them and the coaching staff believes in them. It’s like clockwork when we plug in a guy here or there. Pat stepped up and had a big game for us.”
For the Spurs, the only bright spot on the night was the performance of Jonathon Simmons who scored 22-points. Outside of the guy who at one point had to pay for a D-League tryout, the Spurs shot 34.9% from the field.
“I’m disappointed,” Spurs Head Coach Gregg Popovich said. “I think we’ve maybe felt it too much, Kawhi being gone, in the sense that I don’t think — as I watched, I don’t think they believed.”
The series now shifts to San Antonio for the next two games and the Spurs better hope that Leonard is ready for a very crucial Game 3.