Klay, Draymond step up, lead Warriors to Game 2 win
Curry a no-go
After injuring his right ankle in Game 1, Steph Curry came out for pregame warmups Monday, but cut his routine short. A little while later, the Warriors declared him out for Game 2.
Ready for Game 2
Draymond Green during pregame introductions on Monday, April 18, 2016.
Just fine without Curry
The Warriors shot 54 percent in the first quarter and led 33-30 after the first 12 minutes. Draymond Green had five points, five rebounds and three assists. Andre Iguodala made three 3-pointers.
Harden wakes up
In Game 1, James Harden didn't shoot a single free throw. In the first quarter of Game 2, he shot three. He finished with six points and five assists in the first 12 minutes.
Easy to Ezeli
Festus Ezeli got in on the action courtesy of a lob from Draymond Green.
In the role of Steph Curry
The Warriors didn't have the deep threat of Steph Curry Monday night, but Andre Iguodala did his part, hitting four 3-pointers in the first half.
Klay steps up
With Steph Curry out, Klay Thompson picked up the slack and scored a game-high 20 points in the first half.
Harden lives at line
James Harden made 12 of 13 free throw attempts in the first half, but the Warriors took a 66-58 lead into the locker room.
Instead of defending the 6-foot-3 Stephen Curry, Rockets point guard Patrick Beverley had to contend with the 6-foot-7 Shaun Livingston in Game 2.
Warriors hold onto lead
The Rockets threw a solid punch in the third quarter, but the Warriors carried a 86-79 lead into the final 12 minutes of action.
Warriors take Game 2
The Rockets put up a fight, but the Warriors were just too much as they pulled away late for 115-106 win to take a 2-0 lead i the best-of-seven series.