Paging LaMarcus: Ailing Spurs need Aldridge to take charge

Paging LaMarcus: Ailing Spurs need Aldridge to take charge

He can't do it.

The Spurs led by 23 points when Leonard was forced to leave Game 1 in the third quarter. The Golden State Warriors seem more than capable of handling the San Antonio Spurs and are up 2-0.

That said, I do not want this to turn into a gripe session. "That's what we expect and he knows that we have his back". "You work all year to get to this point". "If he doesn't, we will try to face the game as if it's a Game 7".

Aldridge was everything they needed in the clincher over Houston in the conference semifinals.

Mills said the emotion the Spurs felt from losing Leonard in what Popovich described as a unsafe and unsportsmanlike play by Warriors' centre Zaza Pachulia should have fired up his team, not subdued them.

The Game 1 of the Spurs vs. Warriors Game 2 will air on ESPN, which means it will be available to live stream online on flagship streaming app - WatchESPN. "That was a surprise just how well we all sort of meshed". But Golden State blitzed Aldridge from all angles in Game 2 and the Spurs are scrambling to find their identity with both Leonard and Parker out with injuries.

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San Antonio Spurs forward LaMarcus Aldridge appeared to step under the foot of Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant Tuesday night during Game 2 of the Western Conference Finals. Draymond Green did a bit of everything in contributing 13 points, nine rebounds, six assists, two steals and two blocks. We know they're a little undermanned but they still play extremely hard, so we knew we couldn't come out here and relax and think they were just going to give us the game. They have to keep the foot on the gas and do exactly what they did on Tuesday night.

"I thought in game one we didn't come out with a sense of urgency", said Warriors acting coach Mike Brown, who is standing in for the injured Steve Kerr. "I don't want to hobble around and shoot off-balance shots".

"The only way I can process this is I think it's not about the O's and X's or rebounds or turnovers or anything like that". You can listen to Spurs vs. Warriors Game 2 live steam as well as all other games in the 2017 NBA Playoffs by signing up with a one-time payment of $9.99.

The Spurs provided no indication either way Thursday regarding Leonard's potential return, while his teammates played coy when asked about the situation.

Though Leonard called it a clean play, Popovich said Monday that Pachulia's close-out was "dangerous" and "unsportsmanlike," while citing the big man's history as an allegedly dirty player. They showed in Game 1 exactly what they had shown during their weakest moments in the opening rounds-they can be taken to task early in the game if they don't lock in early. "No doubt about it".

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