Writer: Giovanni Garcia
The Golden State Warriors beat the San Antonio Spurs 113-92 the team had big contributions from Kevin Durant 24 points, 8 rebounds, and 7 assist. Klay Thompson added a team high 27 points (11-13) shooting, the Warriors never trailed the entire game.
For the Spurs Rudy Gay led the team with 15 points off the bench and six rebounds. Gay tried to keep the Spurs in the game, scoring 10 points in the first half. However, San Antonio struggled against the swarming Golden State defense. Notably, center LaMarcus Aldridge had to work for every shot against the likes of McGee and Draymond Green. Aldridge contributed 14 points on a rough shooting night (5-12).
JaVale McGee had himself quite the night within the first seven minutes he dominated the initial frame, posting nine points, two rebounds and one steal. McGee would finish the game with 15 points, four rebounds, on 16 minutes of play. It was a dominating performance by the Warriors at Oracle Arena the Spurs will need to find a way to breakdown the Warriors defense to win Game 2. Players like LaMarcus Aldridge who the Spurs have had to rely on since the absence of Kawhi Leonard will have to contribute more, Patty Mills who only contributed eight points will need to step it up.
The Golden State Warriors and San Antonio Spurs will play Game 2 of the best-of-seven playoff on Monday at 10:30 p.m. ET at Oracle Arena. TNT will televise the matchup.
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