We thought we’d be getting an epic clash of legends, a regular season matchup without equal. Instead, we got the Golden State Warriors laying waste to the San Antonio Spurs like they were just another team, 120-90. Even more impressively, they made Kawhi Leonard, the reigning Defensive Player of the Year (and a favorite to repeat), look like just another defender. Look at Steph Curry put poor Kawhi on skates before getting the ball and after in the video above.
Kawhi guarding Steph was supposed to be Spurs coach Gregg Popovich’s trump card, but other than a couple of classic Klaw steals, Curry barely seemed to notice. And it wasn’t just Curry roasting Leonard, either. To start the game and for most of the third quarter (when the Warriors really put their feet on the Spurs’ throats), Kawhi guarded Klay Thompson, who started the game off like this: