Thunder vs. Spurs: Game 2 Highlights, Twitter Reaction and Analysis

May 29th, 2012 by Richard Langford Leave a reply »
The San Antonio Spurs spent the first three quarters of Game 2 of the Western Conference finals dismantling the Oklahoma City Thunder. The Thunder made some nice adjustments, and made the game interesting in the fourth. 

Still, the Spurs battled back the threat and won 120-111 to take a 2-0 series lead.

The late run for the Thunder should give them a needed confidence boost as they head home for Games 3 and 4. San Antonio was having its way with the Thunder defense in this one. They were getting high-quality looks on almost every possession and ran out to a huge lead.

Then the Thunder pulled a page out of the Spurs' book and played "hack-a-Splitter." They sent the Spurs' poor-shooting big man, Tiago Splitter, to the line on several consecutive possessions, and this seemed to throw the Spurs out of their rhythm.

After deciding to go small, sending Kendrick Perkins to the bench and playing Serge Ibaka at center, the smaller iineup proved much more effective for the Thunder. It will be interesting to see how much they utilize a similar strategy going forward.


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