Warriors hit 18 threes in lopsided victory over shorthanded Spurs
Okay, Spurs fans need to stop with the whole calling out LaMarcus Aldridge shenanigans, because the whole team went missing last night. If there was any positive at all from last night’s domination it was by Jonathan Simmons who had scored 17 of his 22 points in the first half. Other than that if the Spurs keep dwelling on themselves for not having Kawhi Leonard it’ll be over as soon as Monday.
Here’s my problem, nobody on the Spurs side of the ball even dared to step up from the beginning. Aldridge only had eight points on 4-for-11 from the field, seriously? Shoot the ball big fella. I think everybody would’ve been better with him taking 20 shots instead of 11 knowing he’s trying to create something. The only other player in double figures for the silver and black along with Simmons was Davis Bertans who had 13. Gasol, Green, Mills and Ginobili combined for a brutal 19 points.
Golden State on the other hand had everything going for them. No cold start for them in Game 2 as Steph Curry got cooking early hitting threes and he did not know how to miss. He finished with 29 points (6-for-9 from the three-point line). Kevin Durant had another big game with 16 points, Draymond Green had 13 and Klay Thompson scored 11. But how about their bench? Patrick McCaw the rookie came off the bench and scored 18 points, Shaun Livingston and Ian Clark each had 10. Not to mention the team had over 30 assists and the Warriors hit a scorching 18 threes in total to blowout the Spurs in a non-competitive game.
Obviously the key for San Antonio is not only defense and “praying” to become Golden State, but they clearly need a healthy Kawhi Leonard if they have any chance of competing with the Warriors. He’ll remain questionable until Friday, possibly Saturday before tip-off. For the Warriors they’re basically overlooking the Spurs already and rightfully so. After blowing a 3-1 lead last year to the Cavs in the Finals they’re now two games away from getting revenge, assuming the Cavs beat Boston which starts tonight.