Thunder-Spurs: A look at the two teams' history against each other

Oddly enough, it was during the Thunder's early struggles when the team experienced its most success against the powerful San Antonio Spurs, winning three of the first four meetings.
BY JOHN ROHDE Published: May 26, 2012
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The Thunder arrived in Oklahoma City in 2008 as a dilapidated franchise from Seattle. Its first year of existence, OKC started out 3-29 and finished 23-59.


Oddly enough, it was during the early struggles when the Thunder experienced its most success against the powerful San Antonio Spurs, winning three of the first four meetings.

More oddly, the better OKC has gotten, the worse it has done against the Spurs, having lost eight of the last nine.

Sunday at 7:30 p.m. at the AT&T Center, the two franchises will meet for the first time ever in the Western Conference Finals.

Here is a look back:

Playoffs

1982 — Seattle SuperSonics lost to San Antonio Spurs (4-1) in Western Conference semifinals

2002 — Seattle SuperSonics lost to San Antonio Spurs (3-2) in Western Conference first round

2005 — Seattle SuperSonics lost to San Antonio Spurs (4-2) in Western Conference semifinals

Regular season

Thunder vs. Spurs

2008-09

March 16 — at Thunder 78, Spurs 76

March 31 — Thunder 96, at Spurs 95

April 7 — at Spurs 99, Thunder 89

2009-10



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