05.17.2017

Warriors rout Kawhi Leonard-less Spurs by 36 points, take 2-0 series lead

Warriors rout Kawhi Leonard-less Spurs by 36 points, take 2-0 series lead (Photo: Kyle Terada, USA TODAY Sports)

The San Antonio Spurs hadn’t even reached the gym yet, and the Golden State Warriors were already getting in their way.

They should have known then that it was going to be a long night.

En route to Game 2 at Oracle Arena on Tuesday night, where the NBA’s most dominant team would face the Spurs without Kawhi Leonard because of the controversial ankle injury he suffered in the Western Conference finals opener two days before, the Spurs had their bus slowed by Warriors acting coach Mike Brown as he arrived to work in his black Range Rover. The cops had to intervene, telling Brown to move aside while Gregg Popovich and his Spurs coaching crew had a good laugh at it all from their front row seats.

Yet the real laugher, as it turned out, was the game itself.

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