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szdaily -> Sports
Warriors rout Spurs by 36 points
    2017-May-18  08:53    Shenzhen Daily

EN route to Game 2 at Oracle Arena on Tuesday night, where the NBA’s most dominant team would face the Spurs without Kawhi Leonard because of the controversial ankle injury he suffered in the Western Conference finals opener two days before, the Spurs had their bus slowed by Warriors acting coach Mike Brown as he arrived to work in his black Range Rover.

The cops had to intervene, telling Brown to move aside while Gregg Popovich and his Spurs coaching crew had a good laugh at it all from their front row seats.

Yet the real laugher, as it turned out, was the game itself.

The Warriors’ 136-100 rout was a dispiriting affair, the kind of sporting event that leaves one team’s fanbase giddy and the rest of the viewing audience groaning. Steph Curry was back in video game mode, hitting six of nine three-pointers and finishing with 29 points, seven assists and seven rebounds in 30 minutes. Kevin Durant followed suit, adding 16 points while enjoying the freedom that comes with not being guarded by the two-time Defensive Player of the Year.

San Antonio’s LaMarcus Aldridge was the prime candidate to carry the load in Leonard’s absence, but nothing of the sort occurred. He had just one field goal in a first half that the Warriors led 72-44, and finished with just eight points. Jonathon Simmons (22 points) and Davis Bertans (13 points) were the only Spurs to score in double figures. San Antonio shot just 37 percent from the field.

“(Aldridge has) got to score,” Popovich said. “Scoring has got to come from some place. I think he’s got a major responsibility in Game 3 to come out and to get something done, whether it’s for himself or teammates.”

This was supposed to be a balanced matchup, the kind of tit-for-tat showdown that demanded your attention at every turn. It was two years in the making, with the juggernaut Warriors having somehow avoided a playoff matchup against the Spurs since the start of this incredible run back in 2014. But then Leonard’s ankle bent like a cheap silver spoon, once when he stepped on the foot of a teammate and again on the controversial shot on which he landed on the foot of Warriors big man Zaza Pachulia, and everything changed.

“It’s not what I expected. I’m disappointed,” Popovich said. “And the only way I can process this, I think it’s not about O’s and X’s or rebounds or turnovers or anything like that. I think we maybe felt it too much, Kawhi being gone, in the sense that, as I watched, I don’t think (the team) believed. You have to believe.”

It was one thing to down the Houston Rockets in the semifinals without their franchise centerpiece — and the Spurs did just that down the stretch of Game 5 and for all of Game 6 — and quite another to survive against this Warriors roster that looks as if it was built with a cheat code.

(SD-Agencies)

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