Thunder at Spurs Game Five Western Conference Finals

Alonzo Adams-USA TODAY Sports

Pivotal game five in the Western Conference Finals tonight in San Antonio, where the Spurs host the Thunder. Enjoy it. Chat about it. Savor it.

Thunder at Spurs
8:00 pm Central
TNT

The Spurs are back home and need to find a way to stem the tide, as the Thunder have won the last two games in this series in convincing fashion. The return of Serge Ibaka from injury has galvanized the Thunder, and they have clamped down defensively using their length and athleticism to cut off driving lanes and close out on the Spurs shooters. The change from the first two games is remarkable, and the Spurs need another turn around tonight at home to get back on top in this series.

Russell Westbrook was a monster in game four, scoring 40 points and dishing 10 assists while hounding Tony Parker all over the floor.  It was the best of Westbrook, and the Spurs have to hope he doesn't have another one like that in him. Kevin Durant was almost an afterthought with 31 points of his own, but they were the only two Thunder in double figures. Reggie Jackson turned his ankle early in game four, which could wind up being a factor as the Thunder really need additional scorers as this series proceeds, though as of this afternoon, it appeared that Jackson would be available for game five.

Tonight is a pivotal game in a series that is resembling 2012, when the Spurs won the first two, only to lose four straight to a Finals bound Thunder team. The Spurs will look to change that this year, starting tonight

Expected lineups

Thunder

Russell Westbrook
Reggie Jackson
Kevin Durant
Serge Ibaka
Kendrick Perkins

Spurs

Tony Parker
Danny Green
Kawhi Leonard
Tim Duncan
Tiago Splitter

Enjoy the game. Chat about it here.

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