After remaining unbeaten for almost two months, the San Antonio Spurs have lost three games in five days against the Oklahoma City Thunder. Durant, Westbrook and Harden were amazing in Game 5, as the Thunder beat the Spurs 108-103 to move within a victory of a series knockout and the conference title.
The Spurs looked invincible after carrying a 20-game winning streak in the playoffs, the fourth longest in NBA history but look who’s unstoppable now. The Thunder can finish off this crazy series with a win back home in OKC where they’re unbeaten in these playoffs and, if they play like this, I’m pretty sure that’s going to happen.
Durant scored 27 points last night, Westbrook had 23 and James Harden scored 20 and had probably the most important shot of the game. He drained a 3 pointer with less than 30 seconds left to push OKC’s lead to five and even though Manu Ginobili had a chance to tie the game, that was the basket that brought the smiles to OKC.
Manu played extremely well from start to finish, scoring 24 points and bringing the Spurs back in the game a couple of times, but that wasn’t enough to beat a brilliant Thunder team. It’s the first time the Spurs have lost three in a row all season, that’s how good they were and that’s how good the guys from Oklahoma City are right now.