Grading Key Golden State Warriors Players In Game 2 Win Against Spurs

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One of the only negatives about Game 2 was how average the Warriors bench played, despite usually being one of the better groups in the NBA.

May 8, 2013; San Antonio, TX, USA; San Antonio Spurs guard Manu Ginobili (20) gets pressure from Golden State Warriors forward Carl Landry (7) and Draymond Green (23) during the second half in game two of the second round of the 2013 NBA Playoffs at the AT

Duncan was owning Ezeli on every post up. At one point Ezeli was at the point picking up a cheap foul, then compounding that mistake by showing up the referee and getting a technical foul for his efforts.

Ezeli was really just another body the Warriors could throw at Duncan. Jarrett Jack continued his questionable decision making with three turnovers and a bevy of passes that could have easily sailed into the Spurs’ hands.

At two separate points in the second half Jack left his feet to make a pass after slashing to the basket, a cardinal sin in the NBA. Only one of those resulted in a turnover, the other a three-pointer by Barnes, Jack had a lot of bounces go his way in game 2 and needs to value the ball more back home at Oracle if the Warriors want to sweep the Oakland games. Carl Landry provided a small change of pace for the Warriors bigs, but ultimately his impact was inconsequential.

Grade: C