As they head on the road it will be interesting to see how The Golden State Warriors cope with the coming decline in three point shooting percentage. And the fact he has been absent from San Antonio for weeks and is not expected to sit on the bench for Game 3? He said he has heard of fans canceling season tickets and sponsors bailing on the team, but many in San Antonio have become somewhat immune to Popovich's political commentary, and most of the angry callers these days want to talk about the Leonard situation or the team's uneven season. "But the ball has to go in the basket". The Clippers have the 12th and 13th picks in this year's National Basketball Association draft to offer, plus whatever combination of players San Antonio would want, and the Lakers have a roster full of young players (Lonzo Ball, Brandon Ingram and Kyle Kuzma, most notably) to use as bait to land a superstar talent that would make it far easier for free agents such as George and LeBron James to look differently at playing for the Lakers. While San Antonio could only made four from 28 attempts. That's tough to overcome. He never misses a game. This years we had so many rotations, so complicated. And it really showed up tonight.
"Very, very hard. He doesn't need any airspace to get the shot up", said Pau Gasol, the Spurs center.
Lamarcus Aldridge led the way for the Spurs with 34 points and 12 rebounds, while Kevin Durant led the way for the Warriors with 32 points.
The visitors continued to rally in the second quarter and had moved into a 53-47 at half-time.
The Golden State Warriors know that they can't allow a veteran team like the Spurs to have any hope.
Iguodala opened Game 2 with three shots from deep, then settled in and supplied defense, some boards, a few chest passes and other intangibles that the Warriors have come to expect from him.
"But, in the second half, we matched that effort level and physicality, and were able to get that upper hand".
Gregg Popovich tried pressing some different buttons in Game 2 after Saturday's blowout loss.
In the Eastern Conference, Dwyane Wade produced a vintage performance as the Miami Heat ended Philadelphia's 17-game winning streak to level their series 1-1 at the Wells Fargo Center. Their much-vaunted institutional culture is not only supposed to cultivate good behavior, in part by bringing in people who seem to be a good fit for it. He was 3-of-7 in the first half.
Wade, who also had seven rebounds and three assists, was backed by 20 points from Goran Dragic and 18 points from James Johnson.
"We'll, it doesn't matter if I make five in a row or miss five in a row", Thompson said. A guy that just kind of keeps it real with everybody ... he doesn't have an ego and he's going to go out there and do the best job he can do. I love the stage.
"I have no idea when the games are", she told WaPo. Dejounte Murray had just eight points in 23 minutes of action while Patty Mills finished with just five points in 27 minutes, so there's plenty of room for improvement for the Spurs in the backcourt.