Defending Manu: C. Manu Ginobili didn't slay the Thunder like he did in Game 1 – this was Parker's turn – but he dented OKC for 10 fourth-quarter points, including eight in the final four minutes, when the Thunder tried to stage a desperate comeback. Harden had most of the duties and did a decent job.
Defending Duncan: B. Spurs superstar Tim Duncan again struggled against the Thunder big men. Duncan made just two of 11 shots after going 6-of-15 in Game 1. Kendrick Perkins and Serge Ibaka continually frustrated Duncan, though he remained strong on the boards with 12 rebounds. Still, the Thunder big men have to do a better job helping out on the pick-and-roll.