Sunday, 19 November, 2017

Nearly arrested? Mike Brown was just trying to get to Game 2

Kristopher Love | 19 May, 2017, 07:02

Andre Iguodala and Zaza Pachulia are listed as questionable for Saturday's Game 3 of the Western Conference finals against San Antonio, Warriors acting head coach Mike Brown said.

Golden State Warriors' Stephen Curry signals after scoring against the San Antonio Spurs during the first half of Game 2 of the NBA basketball Western Conference finals, Tuesday, May 16, 2017, in Oakland, Calif.

Kevin Durant added 16 points for the Warriors, who had assists on 30 of their first 38 baskets while building a huge lead. 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. The Spurs later defeated the Houston Rockets, who had tied the series during the Western Conference Semi-Finals. "I was trying to make the extra pass, but I have to score, too".

And while San Antonio coach Gregg Popovich explained the size of the loss as the result of an nearly team-wide timidity, the Warriors played at a level that nearly no team would have been able to match, let alone one with a shredded roster.

"They've been throwing different things at us, throwing different things at LaMarcus", guard Danny Green said. "You can go back and look at Dallas games where he got a flagrant two for elbowing Patty Mills". "Leonard did not participate in Thursday's workout, but multiple players said they saw the forward at the club's practice facility".

"I don't think we believed", he said.

The Golden State Warriors' rare unbeaten start this postseason doesn't necessarily mean they're on their way to a title.

The lawsuit was filed in Bexar County district court in Texas on Tuesday, and it alleges that Pachulia's actions against Kawhi Leonard in Sunday's Game 1 "devastated the quality of the Spurs' chances of being competitive" and diminished "the value of the tickets purchased by plaintiff subsequent to their purchase". "He goes: 'I'm sitting here and I see this black Range Rover, I see all these cops surrounding them". "I'm disappointed", Popovich said. The actual numbers for you pedants are 136 to the homes and 100 to the guests, but unless you were giving 36½, you don't really care that much. "But when the game starts it's who wants to grab that momentum early and set the tone for the game, and I think we did that a little bit better tonight".

In the East, the Boston Celtics and the Chicago Bulls played a physical first-round series that resulted in the Celtics winning four straight games after losing the first two. "I don't know how much it will carry over Game 2 to Game 3 going back to their place", Curry said.

Warriors: Kerr attended his second game this series but again watched behind the scenes as he recovers from a May 5 procedure at Duke University to fix a spinal fluid leak.