Warriors trounce Spurs without Leonard for 2-0 series lead

Spurs fans have every right to be upset with Zaza Pachulia after his Game 1 closeout injured Kawhi Leonard.

Game 3 of the Spurs-Warriors series tips-off at 8 p.m. Saturday.

"Juan Vazquez on Tuesday filed a lawsuit against Pachulia and the Warriors on behalf of Spurs season ticket holders and San Antonio card shop What's On Second".

The Warriors expect the Spurs will be tougher at AT&T Center, but if Leonard isn't ready, that belief still might be lacking.

"It's getting better. I've been at practice, just watching things - a lot of treatment", Leonard said.

Stephen Curry scored a game-high 29 points in three quarters for the Warriors, who became just the fifth team to win their first 10 games of the postseason.

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Filip Forsberg and Watson added empty net goals to seal the franchise's first trip to the Finals in their 19-year history. For all of the goals - six on 18 shots - and Sissons' hat trick, the player of the game again was goalie Pekka Rinne .

But those were the Rockets. In fact, the best player for the Spurs was actually Jonathan Simmons who scored 22 points on eight of 17 shooting. They are 10-0 in the playoffs this year and could match the best start in National Basketball Association playoff history with a victory in game three Saturday at San Antonio.

The Golden State Warriors have continued their flawless run through the playoffs to get within two victories of their third straight NBA Finals appearance.

Warriors: Coach Steve 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. "As a group they just let themselves down", Popovich said. "You can go back and look at Dallas games where he got a flagrant two for elbowing Patty Mills". "Don't want to hobble around or shoot off balance shots". The Spurs played Game 2 on Tuesday without Leonard, and the Warriors rolled to a 136-100 rout to take a 2-0 lead. I'm like I've got five cops around me, so I just stopped. "I'm not trying to forecast what I think Boston nor Cleveland should be thinking about". I think he's going to come in the same way as LaMarcus (Aldridge), knowing that he's got to be more aggressive for us.

The team reports that there's no structural damage, based on the MRI of Leonard's ankle, but that did nothing to calm the temper of Greg Popovich, the Spurs head coach, who dramatically stated his anger about the play, which he describes as dirty. "So one would logically think maybe it will take longer, but I'm hoping that's not true and we'll have him for Game 3". When you play this kind of physical game, intense game, things happen.

"I don't know", said Warriors acting coach Mike Brown when asked if the Warriors' play was meant to send a message to either Eastern team.

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