Gregg Popovich lauded the play of LaMarcus Aldridge as the Spurs face the Warriors without Kawhi Leonard.

"He doesn't complain about a darn thing," said Popovich of Aldridge. "He plays through everything. I can't imagine being more proud of a player as far as playing through adversity and being there for his teammates night after night after night."

Aldridge had 34 points, 12 rebounds and three assists in San Antonio's Game 2 loss. The Spurs gave the Warriors a close battle until the heavy favorites pulled away in the fourth quarter.

Aldridge's future with the Spurs was uncertain last offseason as he sought a trade, but Popovich was able to adjust their relationship. Aldridge instead signed a three-year, $72 million contract extension.