Oklahoma City Thunder Takes Game 5 from Spurs 108 – 103
During the first few minutes of the game you would think that the Spurs would run away with this game sort of like what they did in their first two home games against the Thunder but shortly after the thunder’s one for seven shooting to start this game, the Oklahoma Thunder came roaring back and cold shooting and turnovers plagued the spurs the rest of the first quarter as the thunder lead the game 26 to 21 and the spurs had 8 turnovers in the quarter tying their series high. It didn’t get much better for the Spurs in the second quarter with the spurs missing 9 straight shots at one point falling behind by as many as 14 points. They made it to the half down by 8. The thunder lead 52 to 44 with Kevin Durant 1 or 6 and Westbrook had 10 points and 7 assists & 3 steals. The Spurs picked up the pace early in the third quarter getting Tony Parker and Ginobili on track with a 16-4 run taking the lead on a pair of Ginobili back to back three pointers. Then shortly after that the game turned the Thunder’s way with Kevin Durant having another spectacular second half to along with James Hardin. OKC weathered every storm that came their way. The only San Antonio Spur to play a complete game for four quarters was Manu Ginobili, who in his first start in the post season lead the Spurs with 34 points on 11 for 21 shooting. Kevin Durant, Westbrook and Harden finished with 27, 23 and 20 respectively. This is the first time all season the Spurs lost three games in a row. Oklahoma City takes a 3-2 series lead with their first win in San Antonio since November2009. The Oklahoma Thunder took game 5 from the San Antonio Spurs 108 to 103. Now the thunder is one win away from the NBA finals.
Below is some highlights from the game.