"I understand the Warriors are a very talented team, so we're going to have to be really sharp tomorrow", forward Pau Gasol said.
San Antonio held a 23-point lead at the time of the injury but couldn't hold of a furious comeback without its best player and dropped a 113-111 decision.
The two-step lead with your foot closeout is not appropriate. "It's unsafe, it's unsportsmanlike". It's just not what anybody does to anybody else. This particular individual has a history with that kind of action.
"We have no intention of letting our guard down", said Warriors big man David West, who played for the Spurs last season. "Like I said, I had to challenge the shot especially [because] it was a handoff situation", Pachulia said.
"This is the game of basketball, a lot of insane stuff happens on the court, unfortunately", he said. All I care about is what happened.
Durant has repeatedly spoken of elevating his game when it matters most - and wow did he do it at the very moment the Warriors needed a huge lift on their home floor.
Popovich likely was trying to draw the league's attention to other fouls the Warriors may have committed during the game, perhaps even trying to get it to punish Pachulia. "It's just his style of play, I guess". I'm not a dirty player. "Like, if you have injuries to your hips, your quads, your hamstrings or your knees or your Achilles or feet, it just hampers your ability to not only do the rehab but to keep your conditioning up". "That's how I was taught since Day 1, honestly".
Popovich was asked if he felt there was intent by Pachulia.
Referring to Golden State forward Draymond Green, Rose said: "Draymond talked a lot after the game how basically he was gassed at halftime because the team had been off multiple days and the Spurs were just coming off a series and seemed the team more in shape to perform at the beginning of the game".
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"Who gives a (darn) what his intent was?"
"It's tough and we all knew it", Mills said. "Stop!' And I'm like (points to chest) 'Warriors" acting coach!' And he's like, 'I don't care!
Kerr is recovering from a May 5 procedure at Duke University to fix a spinal fluid leak and Mike Brown has been coaching during his absence, but the reigning NBA Coach of the Year has been attending practices again and addressing the team in the locker room while watching games behind the scenes. LaMarcus is not a dirty player.
"Somebody's got to teach him if the California Highway Patrol tells you to move, you move over", Popovich cracked.
Check back soon for more on this developing story. Rookie Patrick McCaw had 18 points and five assists off the bench shooting 6 for 8 as Golden State earned its second-most lopsided postseason victory ever to go to 10-0.
The Spurs were leading 78-55 when Leonard left the game with 7:54 remaining in the third quarter.
"And that was the message to the team afterward, too, going into Game 3". The Warriors, who struggled to score in the first half, shot 58 percent after Leonard left and came up with the win.
Leonard scored 26 points on 7-of-13 shooting in almost 24 minutes to go with eight rebounds and three assists. He made all 11 of his free throws. And I said, 'Pop, this is my own building!' And he said 'I know! "But this is crap".