Writer: Giovanni Garcia
The Golden State Warriors beat the San Antonio Spurs 116-101. Kevin Durant proved to be to much by scoring 32 points on 10-19 shooting while Klay Thompson also contributed 31 points and five assist. The Warriors as a team shot 15-of-31 from 3-point range, with Durant hitting three 3-pointers, Thompson sinking 5-of-8 and Andre Iguodala hitting 4-of-5.
LaMarcus Aldridge stepped up playing 37 minutes, having a double-double scoring 34 points and grabbing 12 rebounds for the Spurs and Rudy Gay started the game and contributed 12 points on 6-12 shooting. Gregg Popovich went with Gay in the starting lineup for Kyle Anderson in an effort to generate more scoring — and his team still struggled to make shots.
The Warriors went on a 17-5 run to start the second half. Then in the fourth, the Warriors kept leaning on their stars, and Thompson and Durant produced. Thompson scored 24 points in the second half alone, his second-most second-half points in his postseason career. The Warriors proved once again to be too much for the Spurs down the stretch and take a decisive 2-0 lead.
Game 3 is Thursday as the series shifts to San Antonio.
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