Curry leads charge as Warriors rout Spurs

Sports | 18 May 2017

Stephen Curry scored 29 points as the Golden State Warriors thrashed San Antonio Spurs 136-100 to take a 2-0 lead in the NBA Western Conference finals.

Curry hit six three-pointers as the Warriors' all-round offensive power crushed a Spurs lineup missing the injured Kawhi Leonard and Tony Parker.

"I thought in Game one, we didn't come out with a sense of urgency," said Warriors' acting coach Mike Brown, who is standing in for the injured Steve Kerr. "They came out with a sense of urgency tonight from the beginning and they did that for 48 minutes."

The Warriors were quickly into their familiar scoring groove, sprinting into a 33-16 lead by the end of the first quarter. The home team were up by 28 points - 72-44 - by half-time, and accelerated still further in the third quarter to lead 106-75.

"You always try to build momentum and sustain it," said Curry, who also had seven assists and seven rebounds.

San Antonio's depleted offense was led by Jonathon Simmons with 22 points. Only one other Spurs player made double figures - Davis Bertans with 13 - while LaMarcus Aldridge was restricted to just eight points.

The blowout capped a miserable few days for San Antonio, who had squandered a 25-point third-quarter lead before superstar Leonard suffered an ankle injury in a 113-111 loss in the series opener.


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