Kerr remained off the sideline as he recovers from an operation to fix a spinal fluid leak, and Mike Brown continued filling in as acting coach.
Without Leonard in Game 2 on Tuesday, the Spurs lost by 36 points, 136-100.
Only eight playoff games this season have been decided by three points or less, while 40 have been decided by 10 points or more - a rate significantly higher than the National Basketball Association average over the last 30 years. What did we win 67 games or something like that?
Mills said the emotion the Spurs felt from losing Leonard in what Popovich described as a unsafe and unsportsmanlike play by Warriors' centre Zaza Pachulia should have fired up his team, not subdued them.
Popovich insisted the series is over if his team do not get an attitude adjustment. "Well, we've had a pretty damn good season". "I'm disappointed. You have to believe".
"So many blowouts, it has surprised me a little bit", Miami center Willie Reed said. "It showed in the lack of edge, intensity". The series returns to San Antonio on Saturday, with Leonard's potential return as the only legitimate way to make this a series ... but since lineups for this contest lock on Wednesday, it would be extremely risky to include Leonard on any of your DFS teams.
The Spurs were never appreciably closer in the second half.
"This is the best time of the year", Golden State forward Draymond Green said. "All I care about is the next game, and we'll see how they come out". He had four rebounds and two assists in seven first quarter minutes, highlighted by that dive, catch and dunk off a nifty Steph Curry assist.
With Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr unable to lead the team because of health issues, assistant coach Mike Brown has taken the reigns of the NBA's best team, leading them to 10-straight wins in this years' playoffs.
"It's fun to watch". "He gets everybody else going when he gets hot like that, creates open shots for everybody else".
Draymond Green contributed 13 points, a team-high nine rebounds, six assists, two steals and two blocks to Golden State's 10th consecutive post-season win.
Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James (23) drives to the basket during the second quarter in the second round of game 4 of the 2017 NBA Playoffs against the Toronto Raptors at Air Canada Centre. "So I literally start to go and I'm going to get in the far left lane to go through where we all go through, and a cop out of nowhere pulls in front of me and goes, 'Hey you, stop!".
Curry agreed. "He definitely deserved to be on one of those teams", he said. Here's everything you need to know including Spurs vs. Warriors Game 2 live stream with the ESPN, WatchESPN app and more. In fact, the best player for the Spurs was actually Jonathan Simmons who scored 22 points on eight of 17 shooting.
Australian point guard Mills declined to agree or disagree with Popovich's assessment and instead said he was focused on looking ahead.