Game 2 preview: Will Warriors’ Iguodala play vs. Spurs?
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May 16, 2017 - 9:44am
Game 2, Western Conference finals
Mike Brown (interim), 1st season with Warriors (0-0 with Warriors and 347-216 overall); Gregg Popovich, 21st season with Spurs (1,150-506 with Spurs and overall)
On air: TV on ESPN; Radio on 95.7 The Game
Spurs: PG Patty Mills (10.7 ppg, 2.5 apg), SG Danny Green (7.9 ppg, 3.3 rpg), SF Jonathon Simmons (9.1 ppg, 3.3 rpg), PF LaMarcus Aldridge (17.7 ppg, 7.9 rpg), C Pau Gasol (6.9 ppg, 6.7 rpg)
Warriors injury report: SF Andre Iguodala (left knee soreness) is questionable.
Spurs injury report: SF Kawhi Leonard (sprained left ankle) is doubtful.
PG Tony Parker (ruptured left quadriceps tendon) is out.
The Warriors’ Sixth Man of the Year candidate is questionable for Game 2 with left knee soreness.
Per multiple reports, the MRI on Iguodala’s left knee Monday revealed no structural damage.
In addition to regularly guarding opponents’ top scorers, Iguodala led the league in assists per turnover (4.5-1) and was seventh among players who played at least 70 games in steals per turnover (1.31-1).
How will the Spurs handle Kawhi Leonard’s absence?
Though Leonard is officially listed as doubtful, Gregg Popovich said Monday that he expects him to miss Game 2 with a left ankle injury.
Leonard is one of the NBA’s elite two-way players — a two-time reigning Defensive Player of the Year capable of erupting for 30 points any given night.
In their season opener, the Spurs cruised to a 29-point win over Golden State by forcing 16 turnovers and corralling 21 offensive rebounds to attempt 13 more shots.
San Antonio followed a similar blueprint to build a 25-point, first-half lead in Game 1.
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