NBA Playoffs: Thunder Snaps Spurs’ 2012 NBA Playoff, West Finals Win StreakBy Alex Jusi Madlangbayan on Jun 1, 2012 in Basketball, Sports •
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The Oklahoma City Thunder wins Game 3 of the 2012 NBA Western Conference Finals against the San Antonio Spurs, 102-82, on Thursday night, May 31, 2012 at the Chesapeake Energy Arena, Oklahoma City, OK, as published at NBA.com. The Thunder now trails the Spurs in the 2012 NBA Playoffs, 2-1. OKC also snapped the 20-game winning streak by San Antonio.
Kevin Durant led OKC with 22 points. Thabo Sefolosha reportedly set a playoff career-high with 19 points and six steals for the Thunder.
Tony Parker and Stephen Jackson led the Spurs with 16 points each. Tim Duncan scored 11 points on 5-for-15 shooting.
Observers say that it was the Spurs worst offensive game of the 2012 NBA Playoffs. The loss was San Antonio‘s first since April 11.
The Spurs failed to match the league record for most wins in the postseason. The LA Lakers reportedly won 11 straight during the 1989 and 2001 playoffs.
Oklahoma City outscored San Antonio in the paint, 28-8, to build a 54-41 halftime lead. The Spurs never got closer than 11 in the second half.
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