NBA Playoffs: Oklahoma City Thunder Beat San Antonio Spurs On Game 5 Of Western Conference Finals, 108-103By Marhgil Macuha on Jun 5, 2012 in Basketball, Sports •
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Oklahoma City Thunder beat San Antonio Spurs, 108-103 on Game 5 of the Western Conference Finals giving them a 3-2 lead, one game away to the NBA Finals.
As reported on NBA.com on Tuesday, June 5, 2012, OKC‘s Big Three each scored more than 20 points – Kevin Durant 27 points, Russell Westbrook 23 points and James Harden 20 points.
Meanwhile, Manu Ginobili scored 34 points, had six rebounds and seven assists.
“Definitely, we learned from Game 1 (when the team was ahead by nine points going into the fourth quarter). That first game we didn’t move the ball as well and we didn’t defend as well. I thought we did a good job of weathering the storm. We won the game because of toughness,” Scott Brooks, Oklahoma City Thunder coach was quoted as saying.
“Bottom line is you can’t turn it over 21 times for 28 points. That’s what we did again. Turnovers have been theme during the entire deal. I thought we spotted them 24 minutes. I didn’t think we competed very well in the first half. I was disappointed in the lack of competitiveness in the first half. We’ve been competing for three quarters and tonight we competed for two. If we don’t get that straight it will be over on Wednesday,” Gregg Popovich, San Antonio Spurs coach reportedly said about the game.
Game 6 is scheduled on Wednesday at Oklahoma City, 9 pm ET.
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