Pachulia ironically suffered a third quarter heel injury from landing awkwardly on a dunk and had to leave the game.
The Golden State Warriors did just that for their ailing coach watching from the locker room, and left Gregg Popovich questioning and criticizing his Spurs players for a lack of belief and feeling sorry for themselves without injured superstar Kawhi Leonard.
So, it will still be Leonard's ankle that garners the most attention as the Western Conference powers take an extended break so the East's schedule can catch up.
"A two-step, lead-with-your-foot closeout is not appropriate", he said.
Without Kawhi Leonard, the Spurs haven't been able to stop Golden State's offense in the opening 24 minutes. "I don't know how much it will carry over Game 2 to Game 3 going back to their place", Curry said.
Finally, Golden State heads to San Antonio up two games to none. This injury is actually the same that kept Leonard out of Game 6 of San Antonio's elimination game against the Rockets.
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Carrie Ann dubbed it his best dance yet, and Len appreciated that he "worked harder, tried harder" than others in the competition. Her second dance is a jazz routine. "That dance was outstanding", Julianne gushed, while Carrie Ann praised their teamwork.
"Who gives a damn about what his intent was? When I saw it was you, I died laughing, '" Brown revealed. The Spurs played on tilt and the Warriors went on an 18-0 run. But you know they'd still like to see the Spurs and Celtics steal a couple of games each. He called Pachulia a player who has an extensive history of playing dirty and even encouraged reporters to ask his current teammate David West about his own experiences with Pachulia when West was a member of the Spurs and Pachulia was a member of their rival Dallas Mavericks. "Getting overconfident, for me or for this team, is not anything we have to worry about".
"It's going to be a dog fight", Brown said.
"Zaza's not a dirty player". In Game 2 on Tuesday night, Golden State was up 20 by the time the smoke cleared from pregame introductions.
Leonard will miss game two at Oracle Arena, meaning Mills' scoring and high-energy defence on Warriors sharp shooter Stephen Curry will be more important than ever. Things didn't go well for San Antonio at the start. The more compelling truth is that the Warriors have pressed their post-Leonard advantage, outscoring the Spurs, 194-133, putting math to not only the matter of belief but the different in present talent levels as well.
The news comes after an MRI on Iguodala's left knee Monday revealed no structural damage, according to multiple reports.