San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich said after the game that it was “polite” of the Golden State Warriors to have Klay Thompson and Stephen Curry switch off games in which they were on fire from the field.
Wednesday night was Thompson’s turn.
The Warriors defeated the Spurs in Game 2 of the second round of the Western Conference playoffs, just two nights removed from a game in which Golden State gave up a 16-point lead in the final 4:30 of regulation to lose in the second overtime.
Thompson led Wednesday’s game with 34 points and 14 rebounds, including 29 points in the first half on 7-of-8 shooting from behind the arc.
While San Antonio made their second consecutive late-game run, Golden State’s lead was good enough this time for a nine-point win.
Whether or not the young roster of the Warriors knew the Spurs were making their second consecutive late-game run in the fourth quarter or not, they were the better team for the second game in a row.
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