Warriors, Spurs will try to use break to rest and heal again

The defeat on Tuesday night saw the Spurs going behind 2-0 in a playoff series for the first time since being swept by the Phoenix Suns in the Western semifinals in 2010 and San Antonio coach Gregg Popovich warns that the series could be over if the men from Texas doesn't get it together.

(Monica M. Davey/Pool via AP). Golden State Warriors' Stephen Curry signals after scoring against the San Antonio Spurs during the first half of Game 2 of the NBA basketball Western Conference finals, Tuesday, May 16, 2017, in Oakland, Calif.

Klay Thompson finished with 11 points, but was 4-of-10 from shooting with six rebounds, while Shaun Livingston and Ian Clark each had 10 points for Golden State to secure its 10th consecutive playoffs win this season.

The Golden State Warriors' rare unbeaten start this postseason doesn't necessarily mean they're on their way to a title. But the Spurs wouldn't win another game as the Thunder beat San Antonio four straight times to claim the Western Conference title.

And determine whether injured superstar Kawhi Leonard might be healthy enough to return from an ankle injury, too. He missed two games in the opening round to undergo a spinal cord leak operation and in recent days has attended practices, team meetings and the two home wins by the Warriors over the Spurs in the conference finals.

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"They're going to play as hard as they can until it's over. So, we know we're not taking their heart", he said after Tuesday's 136-100 rout. "We had to go take it".

Then Golden State lost starting center Zaza Pachulia to a bruised right heel and he was scheduled for an X-ray.

"Bigs are not used to being out on the perimeter and guarding guys on the perimeter", Durant said.

Warriors reserve Patrick McCaw took advantage of 27 minutes of playing time to chip in with 18 points.

Popovich was left perplexed and downright disgusted that his team got dominated in such embarrassing fashion without Leonard, who re-injured his tender left ankle in Game 1 after stepping on Pachulia's foot.

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