bill-swift - May 31, 2012
You have to think that it is going to end for the San Antonio Spurs eventually. Conventional wisdom would have said that Kevin Durant and the rest of the Oklahoma City Thunder would be the ones to do it. So far they are not.
The Spurs simply can't be beat.
San Antonio gave the hometown crowd plenty to cheer about Tuesday night (the above dunk by Tim Duncan one of many plays that got the crowd going). The Spurs never trailed throughout the game, and at one time late in the third had a 20 point lead on the Thunder.
The Thunder was able to make it interesting down the stretch, getting as close as six points, but the San Antonio Spurs simply were not to be denied winning by nine, 120-111, for their 20th consecutive win.
Since the Game One loss the talk amongst media circles was that Kevin Durant needed help, namely Russell Westbrook and James Harden had to step up. They did so in Game Two; the three combined for 88 of 111 points.
The Spurs on the other hand had five guys score in double figures; Tony Parker led the way with 34. The only starter that didn't was Boris Diaw who had nine. Hmmm…Maybe there is something to this whole team concept after all.
Thunder fans will be hoping that a trip home can get their boys on track. Game Three will be Thursday night at 9PM ET.
Article by Travis Pulver