Spurs' Leonard doesn't practice, questionable

"That's just my mindset right now, just trying to get better".

The Warriors' shot an impressive 56 per cent from the field and 49 per cent from behind the three-point line, with Stephen Curry leading the way with 29 points.

Leonard re-injured his left ankle in Sunday's 113-111 Game 1 loss after coming down on Zaza Pachulia's foot. San Antonio Spurs' Dewayne Dedmon, center, dunks against the Golden State Warriors during the first half of Game 2 of the NBA basketball Western Conference finals, Tuesday, May 16, 2017, in Oakland, Calif. Without MVP candidate Kawhi Leonard, the Spurs are in danger of becoming the next victim of the Golden State Warriors. In the Western Conference, it's the NBA's two best on record, the now hobbled second-seeded San Antonio Spurs versus the first-seeded Golden State Warriors.

David West checks in to start the second quarter and the rest of the Warriors know to have their hands up and ready to catch his passes, because they will come fast and right on target.

The other big news from Thursday's Spurs practice was Kawhi Leonard's reported appearance at the practice facility.

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"A lot of input, if I feel good then I am going to play", Leonard said.

Popovich was left perplexed and downright disgusted that his team got dominated in such embarrassing fashion without Leonard, who re-injured his tender left ankle in Game 1 after stepping on Pachulia's foot. Sam Amick of USA Today quoted Popovich in his story on last night's game. [Image by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images]"You have to believe". Everybody says it, but when you have a guy like Pat who doesn't really know when his minutes are going to come, he always stays ready. That's the way I process it. The Celtics kept changing up defenders guarding James, but he exposed them all and showed that there is no one in the league who can stop a determined James. We'd share that sort of thing. They shouldn't expect things to just be easy when they get there. The Warriors notched their fourth 30-assist game this postseason.

Klay Thompson, still struggling to find his steady shooting touch, had 11 points, six rebounds and four assists. The Spurs can't afford to fall into a 3-0 series deficit, so with their backs now against the wall, I'm backing the Spurs to come out fighting and pull out the upset at home.

Spurs: The Spurs had 23 offensive rebounds after 14 in Game 1. Our next game, I won't do that. "Somebody's got to tell him", Popovich noted in a rare light moment, "if the California Highway Patrol tells you to move over, you move over". "It won't happen again". San Antonio played well without Leonard last week in their closeout win against the Rockets, but the Warriors are a much different animal. Golden State would then end the quarter on an 8-0 run to take a 33-16 lead at the end of one.

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