Kawhi Leonard talks about ankle injury, questionable for Spurs-Warriors Game 3

Ruben Hill
May 27, 2017

Ever since the Golden State Warriors demolished the San Antonio Spurs in Game 2 of the Western Conference Finals, there has been a lot of downtime until Game 3. The Warriors immediately went on an 18-0 run and outscored San Antonio 58-33 after Leonard's exit en route to a 113-111 triumph. The Warriors are just unbelievably good.

Brown told reporters he was pulled over after ignoring a request to stop at a red light as the Spurs coach rolled towards the Oakland Arena. "I don't know how much it will carry over Game 2 to Game 3 going back to their place", Curry said.

The former MVP expects the Spurs' MVP candidate to re-emerge for Game 3 of the Western Conference Finals on Saturday night.

What's the pain like now?

Popovich wasn't about to guess whether Leonard would return in time for Sunday's game, saying it could be Saturday (NZ time) or even game day before that would be determined. "It was definitely something different that I've seen", Aldridge said.

The Golden State Warriors have continued their ideal run through the playoffs to get within two victories of their third straight NBA Finals appearance.

The Spurs were without Kawhi Leonard, who aggravated his sprained left ankle in the series opener. Pachulia was whistled for a foul on the play, and found himself in the center of controversy after many on social media questioned whether he had tried to injure Leonard intentionally.

"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. "You've got to be the most physical team, the team that wants it the most and play with that edge and that feeling the entire game". "I'm not anxious about that".

The only other positivefor the Spurs was watching Game 1 villain Zaza Pachulia exit with a bruised right heel after just seven minutes.

"It's frustrating", he said.

The Warriors, too, were asked about Pachulia's play - and Kevin Durant defended his teammate.

They led by 28 points - 72-44 - by half-time and accelerated away still further in the third quarter to lead 106-75.

It's not a new spot for them by any means, but it's important at the same time they stick to doing what they're best at and not getting caught up in the distractions. I don't think it was one guy who didn't believe and he infected everybody else or anything like that.

The Spurs shot just 37 per cent from the field and 35 per cent attempting three-pointers. "Game 3's going to be tough for us". 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.

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