Warriors 116, Spurs 101: Who shined and who didn't in Game 2
The San Antonio Spurs suffered another loss to the Golden State Warriors, 101-116. The Spurs now find themselves down 0-2 in the series heading back to San Antonio for Game 3.
Although the Spurs lost, they were able to get off to a better start than they did in Game 1. They managed to go into halftime with a 53-47 lead.
The Spurs finished the game with five players scoring double-digits, but it wasn’t enough as Klay Thompson erupted for 31 points, including 16 in the fourth quarter alone.
The Spurs' defense vanished in the second half, allowing the Warriors to score 33 points in the third and 36 points in the fourth quarter in Game 2. Their 3-point shot was non-existent for the game, shooting 14-percent.
Let’s take a look at who shined and who didn’t for the Spurs.
After a disappointing Game 1, Aldridge was able to bounce back in a big way for Game 2. He finished with 34 points and 12 rebounds on 11-21 shooting.
This was huge for Aldridge because it showed that he still has what it takes to play well against high caliber teams. He played more comfortably and he was able to control the offense like we have seen him do all season.
Dejounte Murray had a disappointing performance in Game 2. The sophomore guard finished the game with four points, two rebounds and two steals.
In this position, Murray is responsible for setting up the offense and put the ball in players hand. We saw him finish with zero assists tonight which is unacceptable.
If the Spurs want to pick up wins, it starts with offense. And if Murray isn’t playing well, it could make the rest of the team play bad as well.
The Spurs are back in action on Thursday as they travel back to San Antonio for Game 3 on 4/19/18.