No matter who the Spurs put on him, Durant had his way on the offensive end.
As for Ibaka, he wasn’t nearly the stat-sheet filler that he was in Game 3 when he returned from a calf strain, but he still had nine points, eight rebounds and three blocks and his presence affected the Spurs. Even though they scored 36 points in the paint, it was on 18 of 40 shooting.
“That was another good defensive game,” Brooks said. “We used our length and our athleticism to disrupt their flow.”
Now, the series goes back to San Antonio. Game 5 will be at 8 Thursday night.
“We gotta win one there if we’re gonna win the series,” Westbrook said after the game on TNT. “We’re going to go in with the same mindset and try to come out with a win.”