By: Myron Patton, FOX 25 Sports Director - bio | email
The Oklahoma City Thunder and San Antonio Spurs have played five games and every time the home team has won and they've done so convincingly. That's bad news forthe Thunder who were at San Antonio and the result followed the script. Spurs win 117-89They were up by as many as 33 and that was after the Thunder had a good first quarter where they they led by as many as seven.But the Spurs closed that quarter well enough to tie the game at 32 all which was a key to how things would turn out, according to Thunder coach Scott Brooks.
"That was fools gold," said Brooks referring to a first quarter where OKC had it going offensively.He added, "We didn't have a defensive disposition."
Every game is different. We reacted to the loss better than they reacted to the win," is the way Spurs guard Manu Ginobili described their win.
From a numbers standpoint Kevin Durant scored 25 while Russell Westbrook added 21 but the Spurs we're dominate. They hit 13 three pointers shot 51 percent and had 23 assists plus they won the rebounding battle by 13.
The Thunder must win Saturday night back in OKC to keep their season alive.