Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Spurs up 3-2

SAN ANTONIO—Back at home, this blowout went to the San Antonio Spurs.
Now they can clinch their return to the NBA Finals on the road, where they are the ones taking the beatings in this wacky Western Conference final.

“This is the craziest series I’ve ever been involved in,” veteran Tim Duncan said.
The Spurs took a 3-2 lead last night after Duncan had 22 points and 12 rebounds in a 117-89 victory over the Oklahoma City Thunder.
The Jekyll-and-Hyde series continued between the past two Western Conference champs, as the road team has been thumped in every game of the best-of-seven showdown.
Game 6 goes tomorrow in Oklahoma City.
“I have no clue, honestly,” Spurs’ coach Gregg Popovich said of the disparity.
“I think every game, it’s a different animal. It really is,” he noted.
San Antonio returned to the style of play that enabled them to win the series’ first two games by a combined 52 points.
The Spurs were 13-for-26 on three-pointers and out-rebounded the Thunder 48-35.
They also limited Oklahoma City to just four fast-break points after giving up 21 in Game 4.

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