Spurs Recap: Spurs defeat Thunder to advance to second straight NBA Finals

Even after Oklahoma City forced the game into overtime, San Antonio refused to give the game away. The Spurs 17-year veteran Tim Duncan scored a crucial seven points during the overtime period-finishing the game with 19 points and 15 rebounds.

“I just wanted to do something to help the team,” Duncan said. “I felt like I let us down at the end of that fourth quarter. I had a layup there that I missed it could of put us up four or five, whatever it was. I just wanted to make a play.”

With only seconds remaining, the NBA’s MVP, Kevin Durant threw up a three point shot that wasn’t able to connect, sealing Oklahoma City’s fate. After nine straight loses in Oklahoma City, the Spurs were victorious.

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Spurs Recap: On To The Next One: Spurs defeat Thunder to advance to NBA Finals



Before Game 6, the Western Conference Finals witnessed five straight blowouts. Both teams failed to escape their opponent’s gym with a victory.

So Game 6 would follow the same pattern, right?

Not this night, though. The San Antonio Spurs would not be denied in Game 6. San Antonio conquered the Oklahoma City Thunder 112-107 in overtime to advance to its second consecutive NBA Finals appearance.

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Spurs Recap: Spurs roll to 117-89 Game 5 blowout

San Antonio was able to win thanks to a heroic effort by Tim Duncan. Duncan played an outstanding game, finishing with 22 points, and 12 rebounds

“I don’t know if I was just focused and anxious and everything else after the two games in OKC. I just wanted to put a better one on the floor,” Duncan said. “I was just ready to go and I think all the guys top to bottom were ready to go. I think we were all focused. I think we were all in the moment and we knew what he had in front of us.”

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Spurs Recap: Spurs roll to 117-89 Game 5 blowout

With their heads hanging low and momentum no longer on their side, the Spurs found refuge in their home-court. The change of atmosphere proved to be a spark for San Antonio as it was able to blow out the Thunder with a 117-89 win in Game 5 and escape with a 3-2 series lead.

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Spurs Recap: Ibaka’s return fuels Thunder in 106-97 victory over Spurs in Game 3

Prior to the Western Conference Finals, the Oklahoma City Thunder medical staff ruled forward Serge Ibaka out for the remainder of the postseason with a calf injury.


But after substantial reduction in swelling in Ibaka’s calf, Ibaka returned to the Thunder lineup for Game 3. Ibaka made an immediate impact going 5-5 to start the game. Ibaka finished the game with 15 points in Oklahoma City’s 106-97 win over the San Antonio Spurs Game 3.

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Spurs Recap: San Antonio Obliterates Oklahoma City 112-77 in Game 2

Lost in the Spurs 35 point blowout win, the big three-Tim Duncan, Tony Parker and Manu Ginobili- passed the Lakers’ Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Magic Johnson, and Michael Cooper for most wins in the NBA Playoffs by a trio with 111 wins. 

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San Antonio Obliterates Oklahoma City 112-77 in Game 2

During the Western Conference Semifinals, TNT’s Reggie Miller called San Antonio guard Danny Green a ‘one trick pony.’ Miller was referring to Green’s knack for sinking three point shots.

Green, the record holder for most three point shots in an NBA Finals, used his one-trick to perfection during Game 2 of the Western Conference Finals. Green hit seven three-pointers- finishing the game with 21 points- as the Spurs decimated the Oklahoma City Thunder, 112-77.

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Spurs Recap: Duncan and Leonard lead Spurs to Game 1 victory over Thunder

While Tim Duncan showed off his veteran prowess, San Antonio forward Kawhi Leonard continued to shine in the playoffs with an outstanding Game 1 performance.

Leonard, the 6’ 7” forward with monster hands who is often proclaimed as the future of the Spurs, continues to grow into a superstar every time he steps on the court. During Game 1, Leonard showed off his ability as he drove into the paint, spun around the newly minted MVP Kevin Durant and sank a hook shot for two- Leonard finished the game with 16 points and six rebounds.

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Spurs Recap: Duncan and Leonard lead Spurs to Game 1 victory over Thunder

The old adage is the San Antonio Spurs are too old-Tim Duncan is too old. The narrative has been used for years but it continues to be proven wrong. During Game 1 of the Western Conference Finals against the Oklahoma City Thunder, Duncan was masterful as he turned back the clock with a vintage performance. Duncan led the team to a 122-105 victory over the Thunder with 27 points, and seven rebounds.

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Spurs Recap: On To The Next One: Spurs advance to Western Conference Finals with 104-82 win over Portland in Game 5

The brooms had to be put away after the Portland Trailblazers were able to avoid being swept by the San Antonio Spurs with a 103-92 win in Game 4.

But the Spurs would not be denied, in Game 5, as future superstar Kawhi Leonard led the Spurs to a 104-82 victory and to their third consecutive Western Conference Finals

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