There's no word on how many games he'll miss. The wounded Spurs were without their star forward and starting point guard, so you figured a road clunker could be in the offing.
We thought this series might be over after Leonard's injury, and Tuesday night's dismantling made that the most likely scenario moving forward.
AUSTRALIAN Patty Mills said he was not anxious about getting injured in the same way as San Antonio teammate Kawhi Leonard as the Spurs face up to Golden State Warriors in the second game of the NBA Western Conference Final series.
The Warriors now lead the Spurs 2-0 heading back to San Antonio. Oh, down in San Antonio, it's going to be more than a dogfight. And it was only tied for 57 seconds.
Kevin Durant added 16 points in limited minutes as the Warriors built a 41-point lead, the Spurs' largest playoff deficit under head coach Gregg Popovich.
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But other than that, nothing else went wrong for the Warriors.
The San Antonio Spurs and Golden State Warriors Game 2 kicks off at 9:00 p.m. "I'm disappointed", Popovich said. "As I watched, I don't think they believed". And you have to believe. That's the way I process it. And it showed in the lack of edge, intensity, grunts, all that sort of thing.
"I stopped, I did what they asked me to and I let them take care of San Antonio", Brown said. "We can't ease into the game", Brown said of his ailing boss' address to the team in the locker room before the game. "He can't be timid". He turned down shots. Scoring has to come from some place.
"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".
At the same time, Steph Curry was uncorking his second straight monster game.
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"It's fun to watch", Durant said. "When you're playing a team that's as good as Golden State, you're going to get embarrassed if that's the way you come out".
He took it relatively easy the rest of the night, only needing 13 shots to score 29 points in 30 minutes.
At this point, the likelihood is that this series will not see the light of next weekend.
Six of Curry's eight makes were 3s, giving him an NBA-high 45 threes in 10 playoff games.
Aldridge finished with a mere eight points, four rebounds and three turnovers behind 4-of-11 shooting from the field.
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The Game 1 of the Spurs vs. Warriors Game 2 will air on ESPN, which means it will be available to live stream online on flagship streaming app - WatchESPN.