The Spurs seemed poised to pull another comeback after their second bad start in as many games but it wasn't meant to be. The Warriors cooled down in the second half but the Spurs just couldn't capitalize like they did on Monday and Mark Jackson's guys got what they came to San Antonio for and stole one.
Klay Thompson and Stephen Curry combined for 56 total points with Thompson getting most of his in the first half, when the Warriors built a lead they will never relinquish. The Spurs last led eight to seven with 8:31 to go in the first before their early lackadaisical defense and stagnant offense buried them on a double digit deficit.
Pop went small in the second half and it paid off, as the Spurs outscored the Warriors 48 to 38, but it wasn't enough this time around. After wasting multiple opportunities, the Spurs cut the lead down to six but couldn't build on it and the Warriors got enough stops to come away with the W.
The Big Three couldn't score efficiently and the role players couldn't make up for it. No one wearing a grey jersey other than Splitter managed to hit over 50% of their shots and that was only partially caused by the Warriors' defense. The Spurs missed a ton of open looks, with Leonard, Green and Ginobili combining for 3-15 from beyond the arc. Meanwhile, Klay Thompson had a monster of a game with 34 points and 14 rebounds and went 8-9 from three.
Game 3 will be played on Friday in Golden State and the Spurs will have to win home court advantage back. I want to tell you both Thompson and Curry have played as well as they are going to but I'm not sure I can. I still like the Spurs' chances, though.