NBA Western Conference Finals: Experienced Spurs Will Dominate Young Thunder

May 26th, 2012 by Darin Pike Leave a reply »
The 2012 NBA Western Conference Finals could signal a changing of the guard in the NBA. The Oklahoma City Thunder would reach their first NBA Finals since the team was moved from Seattle, but the San Antonio Spurs aren't going to let that happen. 

The Oklahoma City Thunder are a relatively young team, led by 23-year-old Kevin Durant. He leads the team in scoring during the playoffs (26.7 PPG) and rebounding (8.1 per game).

Point guard Russell Westbrook leads the floor and is also just 23. He led the team with 5.5 assists per game during the regular season, and his playoff scoring is .5 PPG higher than the regular season at 24.1. 

James Harden (22) and Serge Ibaka (22) occupy two more of the starting spots.

Their center is the old man of the group and the only one to not enter the NBA with the Seattle Sonics/Oklahoma City Thunder. Kendrick Perkins is 27 and was a first-round draft pick by the Memphis Grizzlies in 2003. 

Then there are the San Antonio Spurs. The team leaders are Tony Parker, Tim Duncan and Manu Ginobili. All three are in their 30s, and they have 34 years of NBA experience among them. 

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