Zaza Pachulia reacted with surprise to being whistled for a foul on Kawhi Leonard. After Zaza Pachulia injured Spurs forward Kawhi Leonard’s ankle in Game 1 of the Western Conference finals, the Golden State Warriors center’s children’s school reportedly required increased security due to social media threats, and Pachulia says Spurs coach Gregg Popovich is partially to blame.
Associated Press SAN ANTONIO -- There was a mad scramble at the Spurs practice during the Western Conference finals, a flurry of activity to position cameras and get recording devices ready to document essentially what was the sighting of a white whale. Tim Duncan, the NBA's most reclusive star, had apparently accepted a request to speak publicly for the first time since quietly retiring in the offseason. The excitement built with each step Duncan took. Then, after meticulously unwrapping a right knee brace, the former Spurs All-Star walked past the cameras without stopping. "Is there a bathroom back there?" Duncan said on Friday, delivering the punchline with the same stoic look he wore throughout
SAN ANTONIO -- There would be edge-of-your-seat drama and real-life warmth. There would be a clash of styles as well as cultures. And in the end, the proverbial torch would either be retained or forcibly passed. Warriors-Spurs is the postseason series we’ve been waiting for, right? It’s the organized chaos of new-age ingenuity versus old-school stability that has become tradition, with the potential of generational shift. At last, the matchup fate somehow deprived us of the past two years. Such enormous promise, and all of it has broken into tiny pieces that may as well be scattered from California to Texas. The Warriors are missing their head coach, Steve Kerr, a disciple of Spurs coach Gregg