The Western Conference Finals has been nothing but talk about the play between Zaza Pachulia and Kawhi Leonard. The San Antonio Spurs are without their star at the moment, and more than likely lost Game 1 because the Golden State Warriors big man slid his foot under Leonard on a jumper.
When Game 2 tipped on Tuesday without Leonard, the Spurs felt his absence. And once again, after a play in the second quarter, the conversation turned to whether a defender allowed enough space for a jump shooter to land.
Here’s the play in question:
After the game, Durant said he didn’t think Aldridge did it on purpose and that it was simply a big man not being able to properly stay with a wing player well enough to contest accurately.
This one is less egregious, and nobody got hurt, but it still might angry up the blood of a few Warriors fans out there.
Meanwhile, Golden State beat the Spurs to take a 2-0 lead, 136-100.
Game 3 is in Texas on Saturday.