Game 2 between the Golden State Warriors and San Antonio Spurs was all but a preordained outcome.
The Spurs never really stood a chance after Kawhi Leonard, who's questionable for Game 3 as well, suffered another ankle injury in Game 1 that forced him to sit out Tuesday's 136-100 beatdown by the Warriors.
Chances are you turned off this game long before the final buzzer, and we can't blame you. If you did, though, you missed a few important moments that will impact Golden State's march to a championship.
Here are our three biggest, under-the-radar conclusions from Game 2.
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Matt Barnes is unplayable for the Golden State Warriors
You don't have a choice with Matt Barnes, though, since he's such a glaring problem for Golden State. Barnes finished minus-six on the night — the only Warrior with a negative plus-minus — and looked about as lost as an NBA player can in a conference final.
The Warriors can lean on Barnes for a few minutes here and there against the Spurs, sure, since San Antonio isn't going to win a game in this series without a 100-percent healthy Kawhi Leonard. But once Golden State is through to the Finals and a date with the Cleveland Cavaliers, every second Barnes is on the court could prove catastrophic.
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Andre Iguodala's health is a question mark for Golden State once more
While everyone is busy pointing out the Warriors' injury luck in yet another postseason — and it's certainly true — Golden State is dealing with a couple health concerns of its own.
We've already talked about how big an impact Steve Kerr's absence could make in the Finals, but right now, Andre Iguodala's status is a bigger concern. The 2015 NBA Finals MVP sat out Game 2 with lingering knee soreness. Of course, the Warriors had the luxury of knowing they didn't need Iguodala to crush the Spurs, so this could be precautionary.
Still, Golden State rested Igoudala for much of this season exactly because the Warriors knew they'd need him firing on all cylinders against LeBron James. The former Arizona Wildcat allows Draymond Green to be the best version of himself on defense while unlocking Golden State's vaunted small-ball offense.
There's not much to watch in this series, but Iguodala's health is worth keeping an eye on.
If you can't make him work, Stephen Curry is going to roast you
This is more of a reminder than anything, but it's an important one: if your point guard can't go toe-for-toe with Curry's scoring, you don't stand a chance against the Warriors.
A fatigued Curry makes mistakes, turning the ball over with lazy passes. More importantly, tiring the two-time MVP is the only way to stop him from getting red-hot on 3s. With Patty Mills and Dejounte Murray combining for just 13 points on 18 shots, Curry had free reign to toy with the Spurs on the other end, as he went 6-for-9 from downtown.
That simple truth lends a glimpse into what makes Golden State tick. To get the best performance from their point guard, the Warriors need to play team defense just as much as they need to move the ball and let Curry create out of the pick-and-roll.
As much as we separate offense and defense, never forget how arbitrary that distinction is. Basketball is a fluid state, where no one facet is separate from the rest.