Spurs rolling towards another NBA Finals appearance…
San Antonio Spurs star Danny Green hit seven 3-pointers to guide his team to another comfortable win over the Oklahoma City Thunder in Game 2 of the Western Conference Finals.
The absence of Serge Ibaka continues to be a significant blow for the Thunder who have now fallen to a 2-0 series deficit, and with Tony Parker scoring 22 points while Green added 21, the Spurs appear to be cruising thus far.
Tim Duncan added 14 points and 12 rebounds, Manu Ginobili and Boris Diaw had 11 points apiece off the bench as the home crowd enjoyed another rout with the series now switching to Oklahoma City where the Thunder will hope to make it slightly competitive at the very least.
Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook each had 15 points but both were powerless to stop the Spurs and their third quarter barrage in particular, although Parker is not getting carried away just yet as he still has memories of the Spurs blowing a 2-0 lead against the Thunder in the 2012 West finals.
“We just did our job. We won our first two games at home and I’m sure they’re going to go back and say we have to do our job and win two games at home,” Parker said.
A reaction is inevitable from OKC and expect Durant to take the lead in Game 3, but coach Scott Brooks is undoubtedly struggling to make this series competitive without his star power forward.
The Thunder’s dynamic duo struggled in terms of efficiency on Wednesday night and will need to make adjustments if they are to slow down their opponents.
In contrast, the Spurs are finding numerous ways to hurt their rivals and with Parker attacking the basket while opening up the floor to leave the likes of Green with open shots, it looks ominous for the Thunder moving forward.
Oklahoma City Thunder 77-112 San Antonio Spurs