Michael Garcia - June 1, 2012
It's do or die tonight for Oklahoma City. This is the dreaded 'must-win' game, even though being in an 0-2 hole is pretty much a guarantee you're not going to win the series.
But don't tell that to the Thunder. They're at home tonight and undoubtedly very aware of what's at stake. The problem is, what else can they do? They played just about as good as anyone can in game two, but San Antonio just played that much better.
Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook and James Harden combined for 88 points last game. Most nights that would lead to an OKC blowout; just not when you're playing the Spurs, who have won 20 in a row.
You can expect the Thunder to come out fired up, and their color coordinated tee-wearing fans to be going bananas. OKC should jump out to an early lead. That won't mean it's over, though, because San Antonio is too crafty to let falling behind or a loud crowd get to them.
That said, I think tonight the Spurs' incredible win streak will come to an end. Look for the same kind of performance from the Thunder's big three and an OKC victory.
Thunder by 9.
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