May 8, 2013; San Antonio, TX, USA; Golden State Warriors guard Klay Thompson (11) shoots against San Antonio Spurs guard Danny Green (4) during the first half in game two of the second round of the 2013 NBA Playoffs at the AT

NBA Playoffs: Warriors Even Series Up Behind Klay Thompson’s Career Night


 

Golden State Warriors 100 San Antonio Spurs 91

 How Golden State Won:  The Warriors exorcised the demons that they were unable to in game 1.  Golden State led by as much as 20 in the third quarter, but was able to close out their first win at San Antonio since February 14, 1997.

 Klay Thompson put on a dazzling performance in the first half, scoring 29 points and making seven three-pointers.  He finished with a career high 34 points 14 rebounds.  Stephen Curry scored 22 points.  The Warriors got contributions from their front court.  Harrison Barnes scored 13 points, Carl Landry added 10, and Andrew Bogut protected the paint all game and finished with 6 points and 11 rebounds.

 How San Antonio Lost: The Spurs should feel lucky; they should very well be down 2-0 right now.  San Antonio had no answer to defend the perimeter players of the Warriors.  Tim Duncan led the way with 23 points and 9 rebounds, Tony Parker added 20 points, and Kawhi Leonard finished with 11 points and 12 rebounds, but the rest of the team did not play well.

 Manu Ginobili, the game 1 hero, scored just 12 points and shot 1 for 6 from behind the arc.  Danny Green shot just 2 for 6 from three-point range.

The three-point line was the reason the Spurs lost, they shot 5 for 21(24 percent) for the game, while the Warriors went 11 for 23(48 percent).

 It Was Over When: The Spurs were down by just six with over 4 minutes left in the game.  They then missed their next five shots and didn’t score until there were 18 seconds left in the game.

Quote Of The Night: “Coach told us to have amnesia at halftime.  We’re a young team so that might help that we can forget about it and just keep playing and having fun, not worry about that 19-point lead getting cut to six. That’s going to happen; you’re on the road against a great veteran basketball team, so you can’t get too rattled.” 

-Stephen Curry

Box Score:

Golden State Warriors
STARTERS MIN FGM-A 3PM-A FTM-A OREB DREB REB AST STL BLK TO PF +/- PTS
Harrison Barnes, SF 39 5-14 0-5 3-4 2 1 3 3 2 0 1 2 +10 13
Draymond Green, SF 33 2-8 1-2 0-0 2 5 7 5 0 1 1 4 +11 5
Andrew Bogut, C 29 2-3 0-0 2-4 2 9 11 2 0 1 0 4 +7 6
Stephen Curry, PG 43 7-20 2-6 6-9 0 4 4 4 1 0 2 2 +16 22
Klay Thompson, SG 47 13-26 8-9 0-0 2 12 14 1 3 1 1 3 +10 34
BENCH MIN FGM-A 3PM-A FTM-A OREB DREB REB AST STL BLK TO PF +/- PTS
Carl Landry, PF 14 4-5 0-0 2-3 4 4 8 0 0 0 1 0 -1 10
Festus Ezeli, C 13 1-1 0-0 0-0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 4 -6 2
Jarrett Jack, PG 22 4-7 0-1 0-0 0 2 2 4 0 1 3 1 -2 8
Andris Biedrins, PF DNP COACH’S DECISION
David Lee, PF DNP COACH’S DECISION
Richard Jefferson, SF DNP COACH’S DECISION
Scott Machado, PG DNP COACH’S DECISION
Kent Bazemore, SG DNP COACH’S DECISION
TOTALS FGM-A 3PM-A FTM-A OREB DREB REB AST STL BLK TO PF PTS
38-84 11-23 13-20 13 37 50 19 6 4 9 20 100
45.2% 47.8% 65.0%

San Antonio Spurs

STARTERS MIN FGM-A 3PM-A FTM-A OREB DREB REB AST STL BLK TO PF +/- PTS
Matt Bonner, PF 16 1-3 0-1 0-0 2 1 3 1 0 0 0 1 -9 2
Tim Duncan, PF 37 9-20 0-0 5-5 1 8 9 2 0 1 2 2 0 23
Kawhi Leonard, SF 43 5-11 0-3 1-5 7 5 12 2 1 2 2 0 -8 11
Tony Parker, PG 40 7-17 1-1 5-7 2 4 6 3 2 0 3 5 -8 20
Danny Green, SG 32 4-12 2-6 0-0 2 4 6 2 1 1 0 4 -9 10
BENCH MIN FGM-A 3PM-A FTM-A OREB DREB REB AST STL BLK TO PF +/- PTS
Boris Diaw, C 8 0-1 0-0 0-0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 -3 0
Tiago Splitter, C 10 1-2 0-0 3-4 1 3 4 0 0 0 0 2 -11 5
Patty Mills, PG 1 0-1 0-1 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 +2 0
Gary Neal, PG 20 2-9 1-3 1-1 0 3 3 0 0 1 1 2 +7 6
Cory Joseph, PG 5 1-1 0-0 0-0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 -1 2
Manu Ginobili, SG 28 5-12 1-6 1-2 1 2 3 4 2 0 2 3 -7 12
Tracy McGrady, SG 1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 +2 0
DeJuan Blair, C DNP COACH’S DECISION
TOTALS FGM-A 3PM-A FTM-A OREB DREB REB AST STL BLK TO PF PTS
35-89 5-21 16-24 17 31 48 14 7 5 10 19 91
39.3% 23.8% 66.7%

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