Spurs vs. Thunder Odds for the Game 5 of the NBA Conference Finals
|Written by Gaby Varji|
|Monday, 04 June 2012 07:40|
In the last game Oklahoma City Thunder took everything they have and a pair of aces from his sleeve and left them a game round. The Thunder tied the series with another exhibition of Kevin Durant. The forward signed 18 points in the fourth quarter to knock out the Texans. But he was not alone. In a match to remember, the power forward of Spanish passport, Serge Ibaka, scored 26 points ... with 11/11 on field goals and 4/4 free throws. Since 1985 (Scott Wedman, Celtics) no one got a round of shooting well in the playoffs.
The game started with a view to those of black and silver. In the mid of the first quarter were 5-13 on the scoreboard. Local reaction to level the match and tie it at 26 at the end of the period. Kendrick Perkins had already scored 9 points. Something unexpected and never destabilized the Spurs.
A three pointer by Russell Westbrook left the game with +10 (43-33). Perkins and Ibaka dominated the paint, with only the opposition of Tim Duncan. Visitors will not find a way to close his painting and to score more easily. Some touch of Tony Parker and Leonard gave birth in Texas attack, but did not cut the bleeding. A basket of Durántula placed the 55-43 at the break. Perkins + Ibaka duo totaled 28 points late in the second quarter.
In the third quarter, all more or less the same. Domain premises until they joined Stephen Jackson and Manu Ginobili. Together they signed a part of 0-10 who left the party in a fist (73-71). He defended the ball better and moving better. Locals began to get nervous to see how it had fallen 15 points in less than a quarter. Given that Westbrook was not at all successful (6 points, 2/10 in shots), Scott Brooks Durant asked that he would take them out of the mess and take them to victory. And forward obeyed.
The first minutes of the last period were an exchange of baskets. Iblocka put the 86-79; Kahwi Leonard approached yours with the 93-88. Thereafter, when Durant and Harden. Between the two would score 15 of the last 16 points of his team to leave the series tied at 2. James Harden hit at key moments, but signed a very bad 4/13 in shots. In the last twelve minutes, 18 points Durantula. The Thunder will go to San Antonio full of moral. Poor shooting series Tony Parker (5/15) and 6 losses Ginobili were a burden on Texans.
A 56.4% shooting from the field, 41 rebounds and 27 assists for the Thunder by 50% shooting (11/23 in triples), only 31 rebounds and 17 assists for the Spurs.
Odds makers currently have the Spurs listed as -5 point favorites versus the Thunder, while the game's total is sitting at 202½.