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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
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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.

LARGEST LOSSES

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

FOUL NAMES

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.

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


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