Warriors Trounce Leonardless Spurs 136-100
After blowing a 25 point lead and losing star forward Kawhi Leonard to an ankle injury in losing Game 1 of the NBA Western Conference Finals, the San Antonio Spurs seemed completely demoralized in Game 2. Leonard, who averaged 25.5 points per game during the regular season, was ruled out of Game 2, the Warriors led 33-16 after the first quarter and it didn’t get any better as Golden State crushed San Antonio 136-100 to take a 2-0 lead in the series.
San Antonio coach Gregg Popovich suggested that his team gave up on themselves in the wake of Leonard’s injury; blowing a huge lead and losing sometimes carries over into subsequent games in a series as well. But the Warriors are playing outstanding basketball and improved to 10-0 in the post season with the victory.
The Spurs will try to stop the carnage in Game 3 in San Antonio on May 20th . Leonard is listed as day to day, but San Antonio is hoping the somewhat lengthy break for the change of venues will allow him to recover enough to play.