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Oklahoma City Thunder: Spurs have no answer as OKC ties series

Tuesday night, the Thunder beat the Spurs 105-92 and tied up the series at two games apiece. Now, the Thunder has all the momentum and the Spurs look like the ones who are in trouble.
by Jenni Carlson Published: May 27, 2014

Durant had his best shooting night of this series. He finished 11 of 22, but in the first half when the Thunder really took it to the Spurs, Durant was 9 of 12. He got to the basket. He created shots. He hit threes.

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.”

by Jenni Carlson
Jenni Carlson, a sports columnist at The Oklahoman since 1999, came by her love of sports honestly. She grew up in a sports-loving family in Kansas. Her dad coached baseball and did color commentary on the radio for the high school football...
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