Spurs to start Jonathan Simmons over Kawhi Leonard for Game 2

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"So my buddy's like, oh, you got to thank the Spurs for that".

A blowout seemed possible Tuesday night. Fourth on Golden State in minutes during the postseason, the 2015 NBA Finals MVP is averaging 7.0 points, 4.4 rebounds and 3.3 assists. W. The Warriors were up by as many as 41.

The Warriors' third hoop: a rare Zaza Pachulia dunk.

The Warriors now lead 2-0 in the playoffs as the NBA Finals edge closer.

The Warriors were quickly into their familiar scoring groove, sprinting into a 33-16 lead by the end of the first quarter and never letting up. "I'm disappointed", Popovich said. We know they're a little undermanned but they still play extremely hard, so we knew we couldn't come out here and relax and think they were just going to give us the game.

"And you have to believe". "We don't know where he is (physically)". "The only way I can process this is I think it's not about O's and X's or rebounds or turnovers or anything like that". I don't think they started the game with a belief. "We got here just in time". "He can't be timid".

Thomas sprained his left ankle last season when the Celtics lost 110-83 to the Atlanta Hawks in Game 5 of an Eastern Conference first-round series, but he returned two nights later to play in Game 6 as Boston tried to avoid elimination. He can't do it.

"When the game starts, it's whoever wants to grab that momentum early and set the tone for the game, and I think we did that a little bit better tonight". With his Spurs up by more than 20 in the third quarter, Kawhi Leonard had to exit the game due to another ankle injury.

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"It's fun to watch", Durant said. Everybody's getting out of the way wondering what's going on. Thomas scored 25 points in Game 6, though Atlanta wrapped up the series with a 104-92 victory.

Here's a look at some other players who have suffered sprained ankles and still were able to perform well in previous National Basketball Association playoff series or NCAA Tournaments. "So that was huge", Curry said of the Warriors, who had 39 assists on their 50 field goals, and shot 56.2 percent from the field.

But Curry wasn't alone.

The Warriors managed to rally to take Game 1 of the series following the injury to Leonard.

Davis Bertans finished with 13 points for the Spurs in the defeat.

Three other Warriors finished in double-figures: Shaun Livingston (10), Ian Clark (10) and Patrick McCaw's, whose 18 points and 26 impactful minutes were a major bright spot in the absence of Iguodala.

After 40 points in the opener, Steph Curry led the Warriors with 29 points on eight of 13 shooting in the rout.

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