The Oklahoma City Thunder were looking to close out the Western Conference Finals against the San Antonio Spurs on their home court Wednesday night, but the Spurs had other ideas as they have ratcheted up their game and are dominating the Thunder 63-48 at the half.
The Spurs had a big first quarter where they bolted out to a 14 point lead and have used their defense to hold the Thunder to 43.6 percent shooting from the field. The Thunder have been shooting well from the three-point line by making 5-of-11 but that has not been enough to keep them in this game.
Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook have 14 and 13 points respectively, and James Haren has come off the bench to score eight points. No one else on the Thunder's offense has been able to get anything going.
The Spurs offense has been in attack mode and led by Tony Parker who has a double-double with a game-high 21 points and 10 assists. Tim Duncan also has been very impressive with 13 first half points, and Stephen Jackson has come of the bench to go a perfect 4-for-4 from behind the three-point line for 12 points. Plus, the Spurs have made 9-of-15 from three-point range.
The Thunder will need to have an amazing second half if they are going to advance to their first-ever NBA Finals.
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