Thursday night was a lesson learning night. We learned the San Antonio Spurs are beatable, Lil Wayne despite being Lil Wayne cannot get access anywhere he wants at anytime, and that Oklahoma City Thunder have a secret weapon in Thabo Sefolosha. Although the Thunder had the come court advantage in Game 3, no expected them to win by so much. Both teams were tying and keeping up until the 3rd quarter where the Thunder just broke away. The Thunder won 102-82. That is huge when you think this is the first loss for the Spurs who have won the past 20 games.
The Spurs played totally off their game. Their passing was bad and their field shooting was even worse. For the Thunder Sefolosha(every time I say his name I feel like I’m drunk slurring) was key in controlling Tony Parker and Manu Ginobili. What interesting is that before last night I couldn’t have picked Sefolosha out of a bench line up. He has literally went from scoring 2 points in Game 2 to scoring 19 points in Game 3.
The Thunder actually looked like they took a page out of the Spurs’ playbook. Unlike the previous games they didn’t rely on there big 3 players: Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook and James Harden. All combined the big 3 scored the lowest they have in the Playoff with a measly 47 points.
So the real question is does this mean the Thunder could win the series? The answer sadly for Thunders fans is no. Although they switched up their moves for Game 3, not expect the Spurs not to have a response for that in Game 4. If somehow the Thunder do continue to outsmart the Spurs than they totally deserve to move on because that would be amazing.
If you missed the Lil Wayne part. Apparently he tried to get tickets to the game but only wanted to sit front row. The tickets were all sold out. This didn’t sit well with him so he took to twitter to bash the Thunder.
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