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Golden State Warriors Dominate Game Two of Western Conference Finals

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Steph Curry points to the sky during game two of the Western Conference Finals at Oracle Arena.

Steph Curry points to the sky during game two of the Western Conference Finals at Oracle Arena.

via The Mercury News

via The Mercury News

Steph Curry points to the sky during game two of the Western Conference Finals at Oracle Arena.

Ramon Alvarado, Staff Writer

The Golden State Warriors jumped ahead of the San Antonio Spurs early on in game two and never looked back. Golden State had Oracle Arena roaring as they easily defeated the Spurs, 136-100.

Kawhi Leonard was, without a doubt, missed by San Antonio in their second game at Oracle. The Spurs defense especially took a hit with the absence of Leonard. The Warriors were able to score 30 or more points in each of the four quarters against the depleted Spurs squad.

San Antonio coach Gregg Popovich was clearly frustrated after just the first quarter. His Spurs were down 33-16 at the end of the starting period.

ESPN’s Doris Burke spoke to Popovich during the first intermission and asked him about what was going on with his team.

“We didn’t score enough points,” Popovich said with a blank look on his face.

The Warriors continued to dominate as they scored 39 points in the second period and ended the half up 72-44. By that time, Golden State took any hope the Spurs had without Leonard. The Warriors cruised through the second half and got the 36-point victory.

Steph Curry had a himself a nice ball game, he led the Warriors with 29 points, seven rebounds, and seven assists. The Spurs’ Jonathon Simmons finished with the highest point total for his team, a career-high 22 points.

Golden State now leads the Western Conference Finals two-games-to-zip. San Antonio will now host games three and four at the AT&T Center. With Leonard’s ankle still questionable, fans don’t know whether to expect another blow-out or a close game.

One thing is for sure, however: the Golden State Warriors are absolutely rolling and look well on their way to their third straight Finals appearance. With the Cleveland Cavaliers balling in the East, we could be heading towards a third straight Cavalier-Warrior clash in the Finals as well.

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