Spurs crush Thunder
Fri, 30 May 2014 11:54:10 GMT —
The San Antonio Spurs are back in control of the NBA's Western Conference finals after a thorough dismantling of the Oklahoma City Thunder.
Tim Duncan had 22 points and 12 rebounds in under 30 minutes of work as the Spurs crushed the Thunder 117-89 to take a three-games-to-two lead. Duncan shot 8-for-13 and was one of six Spurs to score in double-figures. Manu Ginobili (MAN'-oo jih-NOH'-blee) came off the bench to add 19 points on 7 of 9 from the field, and Danny Green delivered four 3-pointers and 14 points.
San Antonio shot 50 percent from 3-point range, hitting 13 of their 26 attempts. The Spurs also did a nice job muzzling Serge Ibaka (ih-BAH'-kah), who provided just two rebounds and six points on 3-of-10 shooting. Ibaka had provided a spark in the Thunder's two victories in Oklahoma City after returning from a calf injury.
Kevin Durant had 25 points and Russell Westbrook added 21 for Oklahoma City, which hosts Game 6 on Saturday.