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Thunder notebook: Kevin Durant offers to change Lil Wayne's bum 'rap'

Rapper Lil Wayne didn't have tickets to attend Game 3 between the Thunder and San Antonio Spurs on Thursday night. Turns out, he should have checked with Kevin Durant.
BY JOHN ROHDE Published: June 1, 2012


Entering Game 3, the Spurs had won 24 of their last 25 road games in which their starters played. … Spurs center Tim Duncan had five blocked shots on Thursday night to move past Kareem Abdul-Jabbar as the all-time NBA postseason leader with 478 blocks.


Game 3 was San Antonio's most lopsided playoff defeat since a 103-81 loss to Dallas in the 2010 first round, a series the Spurs won.

A list of the largest playoff losses under coach Gregg Popovich (1996-present):

Date; Opponent; Score; Margin

5-25-01; at LA Lakers; 72-111; -39

6-16-05; at Detroit; 71-102; -31

5-23-08; at LA Lakers; 71-10; -30

5-27-01; at LA Lakers; 82-111; -29 

5-26-07; at Utah; 83-109; -26

5-9-04; at LA Lakers; 81-105; -24

5-13-08; at New Orleans; 79-101;-23

4-27-10; at Dallas; 81-103; -22

5-9-06; at Dallas; 91-113; -22

4-23-09; at Dallas; 67-88; -21

5-31-12; at OKC; 82-102; -20

5-8-07; at Phoenix; 81-101; -20


In San Antonio, land of the original "I want some nasty" Popovich slogan, fans are coming up with nicknames for when teams deliberately foul Spurs reserve center Tiago Splitter, a 69.1-percent free-throw shooter during the regular season who is shooting just 38.5 percent from the line in this year's playoffs.

Mentioned in the San Antonio Express-News were: Hack-A-Splitter, Flago El Tiago and The Brazilian Whacks, which presumably is the early leader.


Manu Ginobili on the Thunder's 102-82 victory in Game 3: "We have to give them credit. They just smashed us."