The beginning of the series between the San Antonio Spurs and Oklahoma City Thunder seems like a million years ago. In Games 1 & 2 The Spurs were undefeated and it seemed like nothing could stop them. Then in Game 4 everything changed and it has me asking, “What happened to the Spurs that I used to know?” I was so desperate for answers that I typed into google, “Why are the Spurs losing?” Not even google had an answer. But recommend other baffling questions I could ask like, “Why are the Kardashians rich?” and “Why are the Irish lucky?” So there you have it, the questions of the Spurs sucking is just as confusing to people as why the Kardashians are rich.
I am in no means a Spurs fan from back in the day, I simply picked them to take home the prize in my bracket. And we all know how loyal I am to my bracket. Monday night’s Game 5 was the chance for the Spurs to rise from the dead and take this series by the balls(literally). But that didn’t happen. In fact the opposite happened. The Spurs lost on their home court for the first time since 2009. The Thunder beat them 108-103.
Since Game 4 the Spurs did some retooling and decided to put Manu Ginobili in the starting line-up. Ginobili scored 34 points but will probably be remembered for missing the 3-pointer that could have tied the game. The Thunder defense has Tony Parker on lock down and isn’t giving any chances to make a clear shot. Parker scored 20 points but most of that was in the paint. The only consistent 3-shooter for the Spurs was Stephen Jackson, who scored 13 points.
Then looking at the Thunder everyone seemed to be landing baskets in the second half. The Thunder’s field shooting was crazy. I am not sure if they are amazing shooter or if the Spurs are just not defending them enough. Oh wait I do know it’s because the Spurs are not defending them. Kevin Durant had 27 points. He was helped by Russell Westbrook with 23 points. And James Harden who made 20 points also made an awesome 3 pointer just before the buzzer solidifying the win for the Thunder.
Spurs coach Gregg Popovich needs to give an “I want some nasty speech,” because the only nasty happening in on the Thunder side. Game 6 (and maybe the last) will be on Wednesday in Oklahoma.
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