Highlights of Tuesday's NBA game

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

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

Golden State Warriors assistant coach Mike Brown, who has taken over slideline duties from Steve Kerr as he deals with his back issues found himself in an interesting situation before today's game.

Curry scored 29 points as the Warriors defeated the Spurs 136-100.

"It's amusing you mention that", said Stephen Curry (29/7/7 in 30 minutes), whose pull-up three seven minutes into the game gave the Warriors a double-digit lead that only bloated as time went on. One player specifically who saved his worst performance of the postseason for Game 2 against the Warriors is Lamarcus Aldridge. "Two games, now we're going back home so there are still a lot of reasons to believe". They did a great job, by the way, getting us here. We're [the Spurs] were up 23 points in the third quarter against Golden State and Kawhi goes down, like that.

"It looked pretty collective to me".

"I think Klay is one of our top three guys and to not be on an All-NBA team I think it's pretty insane. I don't think he deserves that". "The truth always quote-un-quote sets you free".

"So then we get to the part where you're about to turn right into the gate at the last red light".

He singled out Jonathon Simmons, Leonard's replacement in the starting lineup, for praise, saying he was the only player who came to play.

"We felt sorry for ourselves", Popovich said.

The defeat on Tuesday night saw the Spurs going behind 2-0 in a playoff series for the first time since being swept by the Phoenix Suns in the Western semifinals in 2010 and San Antonio coach Gregg Popovich warns that the series could be over if the men from Texas doesn't get it together.

GSW: Zaza Pachulia (right heel contusion) left Game 2 in the first quarter and did not return.

With superstar Kawhi Leonard out with an ankle injury suffered on Sunday, the Spurs' chances going into Game 2 were slim to begin with. Pachulia for the season averaged 6.1 points and 5.9 rebounds per game, playing in just more than 18 minutes per night. With the money he is being paid to be a superstar on this team, there is no excuse to put up that type of performance against the best team in the National Basketball Association during the regular season.

"They came out with a sense of urgency from the beginning and they played that way for 48 minutes", acting Warriors coach Mike Brown said. That's as close as they'd get for the remainder of the game, however, as Curry and Klay Thompson combined for six points in the ensuing 36 seconds to regain the momentum. The Warriors had 39 assists - the most by any team this postseason - including 30 on their initial 38 baskets. Golden State scored more points in the paint (46-44).

Popovich suggested his team had been unable to mentally cope with the loss of Leonard for Game 2.

"I have no idea".

"I don't think we believed", the veteran coach said. "I'm disappointed", Popovich said.

"I definitely won't do it again". The Warriors smelled blood in the water and ended the game nearly right after it started. But I don't know. So I literally start to go and get in the far left lane to go through where we all go through. The power forward shot 4-for-11 for eight points in 26 minutes, after hitting seven of 11 for 17 points in the first half of Game 1.

Kerr is recovering from a May 5 procedure at Duke University to fix a spinal fluid leak and Mike Brown has been coaching during his absence, but the reigning NBA Coach of the Year has been attending practices again and addressing the team in the locker room while watching games behind the scenes.