Very few predicted that the Oklahoma City Thunder would be advancing onto the NBA Finals. The Thunder beat the favorite San Antonio Spurs 107-99 Wednesday night. Now the Thunder will move on to the NBA Finals to face either the Boston Celtics or Miami Heat.
There was a glimmer of hope tonight that the Spurs might just prove why they are so amazing. At one point the Spurs lead for the entire first half and into the 3rd quarter. But they just couldn’t keep with the Thunder’s scoring. Tony Parker literally missed every shot he attempted from the field and was only able to make lay-ups. There were no signs of the Manu Ginobili who rocked in Game 2 with him also missing from the field. In the end the only person who was hitting 3 consistently was Stephen Jackson. I feel like this was Game 5 all over again. Parker had 29 points and Tim Duncan added 25 points. And Jackson should definitely get a pay raise because he had 23 points.
The Thunder are just powerhouse scorers. Kevin Durant(who really should have been MVP) 34 points and 14 rebounds. Russell Westbrook had 25 points and 8 rebounds. James Harden took some tough shots again and made his mark with 16 points. It is really hard to see the Thunder being taken down by anyone at this point. Although that is exactly how I felt about the Spurs . . . so we will see.
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