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
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What a difference a few days can make.

It wasn’t all that long ago that the Thunder looked dead in the Riverwalk water. No wins in the Western Conference Finals. No answers for the Spurs.

My, how things have changed.

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.

Tuesday night at The Peake, the Spurs had no answer for Russell Westbrook. Or Kevin Durant. Or Serge Ibaka. Or pretty much anyone in a Thunder uniform.

Westbrook had a stat line that is among his very best: 40 points on only 24 shots, 10 assists, five rebounds, five steal, three turnovers.

“Russell, obviously, he had a monster game,” Thunder coach Scott Brooks said.

After Spurs point guard Tony Parker had his way in the first two games of this series. Westbrook has asserted himself as the best point guard in the series in the last two games. He’s not only the aggressor on the offensive end but also the stopper on the defensive end. Parker had only 14 points on 7-of-12 shooting and four assists Tuesday night.

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by Jenni Carlson
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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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