Russell Westbrook was ordinary. Serge Ibaka was ineffective. Everything that worked so well in Oklahoma City was missing Thursday night in San Antonio, and now the Thunder need to win at home to give themselves one more shot at the Spurs on the road.
Tim Duncan had 22 points and 12 rebounds and Manu Ginobili scored 19 points as the San Antonio Spurs rolled to a 117-89 victory over the Oklahoma City Thunder to take a 3-2 lead in the Western Conference finals.
By Mark Giongco
Reggie Williams had the hot hand as the injury-hit San Miguel Beer side escaped Barako Bull, 115-112, in overtime in the 2014 PBA Governors’ Cup Wednesday at the Alonte Sports Center in Biñan, Laguna.
Russell Westbrook and Kevin Durant combined for 71 points Tuesday to lift Oklahoma City to a 105-92 victory over San Antonio that knotted their NBA playoff series at two games each.
The San Antonio Spurs never believed Serge Ibaka was out for the Western Conference finals, even after the Thunder said they expected him to miss the rest of the playoffs with a calf injury.
Tony Parker scored 22 points, and Danny Green made seven 3-pointers and added 21 as the San Antonio Spurs used a dominant third quarter to down the Oklahoma City Thunder 112-77 on Thursday (Manila time) and take a 2-0 lead in the Western Conference finals.
Tim Duncan scored 27 points and helped the San Antonio Spurs take full advantage of Serge Ibaka’s absence to dominate the paint, beating the Oklahoma City Thunder 122-105 on Monday night in the opener of the Western Conference finals.
Thunder forward Serge Ibaka will miss the rest of the N.B.A. playoffs because of a left calf injury.
Oklahoma City’s Russell Westbrook scored 38 points and made three free throws with 6.4 seconds remaining as the Thunder overcame a seven-point deficit in the final 50 seconds and beat the Los Angeles Clippers, 105-104, on Wednesday (Manila time) to go up 3-2 in the Western Conference semifinals.A
Darren Collison scored 10 of his 18 points in the final 2:58 as the Los Angeles Clippers came back to beat the Oklahoma City Thunder 101-99 on Monday (Manila time) to level the Western Conference semifinal series 2-2.
Chris Paul scored 17 of his 32 points in the first quarter on Monday as the Los Angeles Clippers routed Oklahoma City 122-105 in their NBA playoff series opener.
The Los Angeles Clippers, Indiana Pacers and Oklahoma City all capitalized on home-court advantage to win their respective Game 7s on Saturday, progressing to the second round of the National Basketball Association playoffs.
Kevin Durant scored 33 points, Russell Westbrook had a triple-double, and the Oklahoma City Thunder beat the Memphis Grizzlies 120-109 on Saturday night in Game 7 of their first-round Western Conference playoff series.