“That’s what they’re known for,” Reggie Jackson said of the Spurs’ lineup changes. “I don’t think it matters who plays. They could play five centers and they would still find a way to move the ball. It’s just what they do, their system, and they’re good at it.”
DANNY GREEN ROAD AND HOME
It’s often said that role players play better at home. Or, for a glass half-empty approach, role players don’t travel well.
Danny Green, in this series, might be the best example.
In three San Antonio home games, all wins, the Spurs sharpshooter had 51 points, making 16 of his 27 shots and 15 of his 23 threes. But in the two road games, Green had only 11 points, making four of his 16 shots and three of his nine threes.
For the Thunder, that bodes well for Game 6, but remains a worry in a potential Game 7.
STAT OF THE NIGHT
The Spurs are 11-1 all-time with a 3-2 lead in a series. Their lone loss was last season, in the NBA Finals, to the Miami Heat.
Scott Brooks asked whether Serge Ibaka is practicing with the team: “We didn't even practice. All we did was watched an hour and a half of film. That was it.”