Spurs and Thunder Game Five Preview and Prediction

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michael-garcia - June 5, 2012

The Western Conference Finals resume tonight, and basically it's the first game of a three game series. San Antonio looks to do what they did at home the first two games, while Oklahoma City looks to be the first team to win on the road in this series.

The Spurs can't let any Thunder secondary scorers to go off like Serge Ibaka did last game. The Spurs had a great chance to take game four, with James Harden scoring only 11, but the slack was more than picked up by Ibaka.

I don't see the trend of the home team winning ending here tonight. I'm sure the Thunder are riding the high of winning twice at home, but the Spurs have had to listen to the surly Gregg Popovich for the last day and a half. They're going to come out angry and make a statement right away that they're back in the Spurs' house. It's going to be tight though, and remember the NBA is a game of runs. The Spurs might jump out early and get up by double digits in the first half, but the Thunder will make it close in the third and fourth quarters.

San Antonio by 6.