Small ball: A. Scotty Brooks went with a small lineup the entire fourth quarter – and it paid off. Through three quarters, the small lineup had been used 17:16 and had outscored the Spurs 41-36. The bouncier legs dominated the fourth quarter.
Derek Fisher: A. It wasn't exactly the 2004 shot that sank the Spurs in the Western Conference Finals, but Fisher again pierced San Antonio's soul. His 3-pointer with 4:35 left in the game gave OKC a 96-91 lead. The Spurs never again had possession with a chance to tie. Fisher played the entire fourth quarter, even effectively guarded Parker down the stretch. Fisher finished with nine points, including a running bank shot to make it 103-97 with 1:55 left.