The San Antonio Spurs are two games from an early vacation after losing Game 2 of their first-round playoff series against the Golden State Warriors. But the real star of Game 2 between the Warriors and the Spurs on Monday night was the smokeshow blonde Warriors fan seated courtside.
Aldridge led all scorers with 34 points, thanks in large part to the 32-year-old connecting on all 12 of his free throw attempts.
Popovich's San Antonio Spurs just didn't have enough answers for Golden State in Game 1 of their Western Conference series, and Spoelstra's Miami Heat offered Philadelphia absolutely no resistance in a second-half meltdown that opened their Eastern Conference series.
Curry was in attendance on the sidelines, cheering his teammates on and will remain with the team when they travel to San Antonio as he continues rehabbing, according to the Mercury News. Popovich will not coach Game 3.
Interestingly, David West is expected to play. That trio combined for 38 points in Game 2 but it came on 14-of-35 from the field. Kevin Durant and Klay Thompson have been excellent, and though Draymond Green struggled in Game 2, he was very good in the first matchup. In opposition of Golden State, games involving the Spurs have a slight tendency to finish under the O/U total (51.2 percent).
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It was just one game, and nothing can be taken away from such a small sample, but here's the two player's stats for each. They are ranked from highest completion percentage to lowest, but additional details are included for consideration.
In light of the event, the Spurs will be led by top-assistant Ettore Messina for Game 3, with no clarity as to when Popovich will return to his rightful spot. He was also one of the players who really sparked the Warriors' great start to the third quarter.
The Golden State Warriors may not have ended the regular season in great form but they've returned to their best to begin the playoffs as they already have one foot in the second round.
Golden State opened as a 3-point favorite, while the Over/Under (O/U) for the game has been set at 206 points.
Previously considered to be a goof on the hardwood, McGee fell onto Golden State's lap as a training camp invite in 2016. Three years ago, they trailed Cleveland 2-1 in the NBA Finals before Kerr smashed the Emergency Iguodala case.