NBA Playoff Schedule 2012: What Oklahoma City Must Do to Even the Series Tonight

June 2nd, 2012 by Austin Green Leave a reply »
The young Oklahoma City Thunder were dominant in Game 3 of the Western Conference finals, but they still have work to do before leaving the friendly confines of Chesapeake Energy Arena.

Against the San Antonio Spurs on Thursday, the Thunder unleashed a beautiful display of furious basketball. On both sides of the ball, the Thunder played with energy, selflessness and confidence. Perhaps most importantly, their fundamentals were perfect.

The result, not surprisingly, was a dominant victory.

But while the Thunder and their fans should be excited, they have not escaped a looming disaster just yet. A loss tonight would give the Spurs a 3-1 series lead, which would basically serve as a golden ticket to the NBA Finals.

This year included, only eight out of 193 teams (4.1 percent) have come back to win a seven-game series after trailing 3-1. And, simply put, as good as the Thunder are, there's no way in hell they're beating these Spurs three times in a row.

Here is what the Thunder must do to keep their backs off the wall.


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