San Antonio led 3-2 in the West conference finals against Oklahoma. Spurs in front of their fans took the advantage again wining the fifth game with a 117:89 trashing the and now they lack another win to be found in the great NBA finals in this competition year,for the second time in a row and probably a repetition of last years finals against Miami .
To triumph with a difference of 27 points San Antonio came thanks to the collective game defensively in the second half and Tim Duncans great mood who came back with 22 points and 12 rebounds achieving the 154 double double in playoff series in his career.
San Antonio lead of ten points at half extra boost while not allowing too Durantula and Westbrook to make a serious impact in this game.This tandem scored only 46 points at this game while at game 4 they scored 71 combined.
San Antonio three-point shot with 13-26 which is a great 50% and they completely overrebounded the rival (48-35). Manu Ginobili had 19 points, four rebounds and six assists, while Green and Leonard Kavanagh pumped in 14 points. Tony Parker finished the match with 12 points and four assists.
Game 5, Western Conference Finals
Best of seven, series tied 2-2
8 p.m., AT&T Center (TNT)
Game 1: @Spurs 122, Oklahoma City 105
Game 2: @Spurs 112, Oklahoma City 77
Game 3: @Oklahoma City 106, Spurs 97
Game 4: @Oklahoma City 105, Spurs 92
Game 5: @Spurs 117,Oklahoma City 89
Game 6: 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Chesapeake Energy Arena
Game 7, if necessary: 8 p.m. June 2 Monday, AT&T Center
Gregg Popovich has coached Tim Duncan for 17 seasons, Tony Parker for 13 and Manu Ginobili for 12. Not even he knows what to expect from his team tonight in Game 5 after Oklahoma City pried the Spurs’ hand off its throat with a pair of crushing home victories. “I’m anxious to see what our approach is mentally,” Popovich said Wednesday,before the game and it came that they are mentally great.