Looking to even things up in the Western Conference Finals, the Thunder have had trouble stopping the Spurs from scoring, and as a result, Oklahoma City trails 55-44 at halftime.
The Spurs got off to a hot start and took their first double-digit lead midway through the first quarter. Early in the second, the Thunder cut the deficit to six points, but the Spurs went on a quick 7-0 run to take a 42-29 lead — their largest of the half.
The end of the half was highlighted by a poster-worthy dunk by Tim Duncan over shot-block extraordinaire Serge Ibaka.
The Spurs have won 19 games in a row, and if the Thunder want to end that, it's going to have to start with defense. San Antonio shot 57.9 percent in the half. Tony Parker leads the Spurs with 17 points.
For their part, the Thunder shot just 36.2 percent. Kevin Durant leads OKC with 14 points, but scored just two in the second quarter. James Harden has 14 points off the bench, shooting 5-for-8.
If the Thunder can't stop San Antonio on defense, it won't matter if OKC makes buckets.