SAN ANTONIO — Spurs good. Thunder bad. The end.
OK, I can’t help myself.
In the past year, I’ve been to the AT&T Center now seven times. Four of them they’ve ripped apart the Thunder, two of them, it was the Heat. Between those two teams, I’ve seen this exact game happen six times. The Spurs shred the Thunder’s defense, starting by getting to the rim at will, then expand out to hit seemingly every shot they take.
The four Thunder games have followed the same trajectory. A decent-ish first quarter that revealed obvious defensive issues, then a second quarter Spurs spurt, and then a full-on third quarter onslaught.
This wasn’t a butt-kicking. This was a curb-stomping. This was Rick Grimes biting that dudes throat out. This was humiliation unlike the Thunder have really ever experienced.
“They just played harder than us,” Russell Westbrook said. “We just weren’t ready to play. Simple as that.” Keep Reading…