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Game 5 report card: Thunder bench gets an 'A,' and so does Kevin Durant

The Thunder reserves outscored San Antonio's 40-22. Daequan Cook was superb.
by Berry Tramel Published: June 5, 2012

PACE: C. The Thunder should run the Spurs ragged. But San Antonio outscored the Thunder 15-13 in fast-break points, including 10-4 in the second half. OKC often let Ginobili get loose in transition.

PASSING: B. The Thunder again had a solid assist total, 22. Westbrook had 12, including seven in the first half, a rousing total considering only one of them went to either Durant or Harden, who combined for only three first-half baskets.

REBOUNDING: C. The Thunder did a decent job keeping the Spurs from offensive rebounds; San Antonio got 10 but turned those chances into 17 points. Conversely, the Thunder had just six offensive rebounds and seven second-chance points. Perkins' 10 rebounds were huge for the Thunder.

DEFENDING GINOBILI: C. Spurs coach Gregg Popovich started Ginobili, forcing Brooks to make a Sophie's Choice — put Thabo on point guard Tony Parker or Ginobili. Sefolosha mostly guarded Parker, and that paid off. Parker had another frustrating game, 5-of-14 shooting, though he posted 20 points. But Ginobili went off for 34 points, including 13 in a 3:09 span of the third quarter.