• War­riors go up 2-0 on Spurs.

The Maui News - - SPORTS -

OAK­LAND, Calif. (AP) — Kevin Du­rant sparked a de­ci­sive third-quar­ter run on the way to 32 points, Klay Thomp­son added 31 points and five as­sists in an­other su­perb play­off per­for­mance and the Golden State War­riors ral­lied in the sec­ond half to beat the San An­to­nio Spurs 116101 on Mon­day night for a 2-0 lead in their first-round se­ries.

As Stephen Curry re­mains out likely for the en­tire se­ries nurs­ing a sprained left knee, the de­fend­ing champions used all the of­fen­sive power they had to take both home games in the best-of-seven se­ries.

Thomp­son fol­lowed up his bril­liant 11-for-13 shoot­ing day in a 113-92 Game 1 rout Satur­day by hit­ting 12 of 20 shots. Du­rant also had six re­bounds and six as­sists for the War­riors, who went with­out key backup big man David West down the stretch af­ter he sprained his left an­kle early in the fourth.

Coach Steve Kerr stuck with JaVale McGee as his start­ing cen­ter and the 7-footer con­trib­uted 10 points and seven re­bounds as the de­fend­ing champions again showed off their re­mark­able depth.

LaMar­cus Aldridge scored 34 for the Spurs and Rudy Gay moved into the start­ing lineup and scored 12 points.

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