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NBA scores: The Warriors take a 2-0 series lead, defeating the Spurs 116-101

Durant and Klay combine for 63 points to help lead the Warriors to a win in Game 2 of this playoff series.

NBA: Playoffs-San Antonio Spurs at Golden State Warriors Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports

The Golden State Warriors took a 2-0 series lead against the San Antonio Spurs with a 116-101 win.

Kevin Durant and Klay Thompson led the charge for the team, scoring 32 and 31 points respectively.

Despite playing a more competitive game this time around and getting great games from LaMarcus Aldridge and Patty Mills, the Warriors continued to demonstrate that they just have too much firepower for the Spurs to keep up with for four quarters.

Next game will be in San Antonio however where they play much better, but if the Warriors continue to play with the energy from the past two games, this series should be wrapped up sooner than later.

Spurs make adjustments

We all expected Gregg Popovich and the Spurs to make a few adjustments coming into the second game of the series and they didn’t disappoint.

Most noticeable was the defensive intensity with which the Spurs came out with. They were more active and intent on eating up any space between whichever Warrior player had the ball in their hands and the passing lanes around them.

This coupled with some classic lackadaisical passes by the Warriors gave the Spurs plenty of extra offensive possessions to keep them ahead for most of the first half.

The other adjustment came in the form of Aldridge simply taking over for the Spurs in a fashion we haven’t seen much from him since he joined San Antonio.

Unlike in the previous game, Aldridge managed to find some success against JaVale McGee this time around on his way to a game-leading 34 points.

Andre’s shot is found

After Draymond Green left the game upon picking up his second foul in the opening minutes of the game, the Warriors had trouble finding any sort of rhythm on their offensive possessions. Andre Iguodala managed to break free from the malaise though, knocking down three 3-pointers to help the Dubs keep pace with the Spurs.

The Dubs come out of halftime with a vengeance

Despite trailing by six at the half, the Warriors would own the second half, outscoring the Spurs by 21 points.

Led by our own Longhorns alumnus, Durant continued to provide just as much firepower as a rebuttal to Aldridge.

Durant would score 11 of his 32 points in the third quarter to help Golden State reclaim a lead they lost back in the first quarter.

To go with his scoring production, he also tallied 6 rebounds and 6 assists and was the main key to the Warriors offense through three quarters.

Klay for the knockout

While Durant set the Spurs up with a multitude of jabs, hooks, and uppercuts to put them against the ropes, it would be Thompson to deliver the haymakers in the fourth quarter to finally put them away.

He would score 18 of his 31 points in the final stanza in one of those classic unconscious Klay shooting streaks, where he just seemingly couldn’t miss.

Thompson has been simply on fire for the first two games of this series. Hopefully he doesn’t lose any steam on the trip over to Texas.

Other notes

David West gave the team some great minutes off the bench but unfortunately turned his ankle awkwardly after landing on Pau Gasol’s foot.

He left the game to get it checked out, but would return to the bench and seemed to be walking fine on it.

Hopefully it’s only a minor tweak and he won’t have to miss any significant time.