Game 2 of the Western Conference finals was in the books long before it was in the books.
The Golden State Warriors pummeled the Spurs 136-100, taking a commanding 2-0 series lead as the best-of-seven series shifts to San Antonio for Games 3 and 4. Those 136 points were the most allowed by a Gregg Popovich-coached team in a playoff game.
One ankle sprain appears to have drastically changed the competitive nature of this series.
“We have to strike first,” Kevin Durant told ESPN before the game. “We can’t allow them to get off to the start they had last game. We have to be the aggressors.”
Aggressors, they were.
Curry dropped 15 of his 29 points and four of his six 3-pointers in the first 12 minutes. At the end of one quarter, the Warriors led 33-16. The Spurs, who were 6-of-26 from the field at the time, scored only one more point than Curry after the first quarter.