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Spurs Vs. Thunder Game 3 Preview: OKC Looks To Avoid The Dreaded 3-0 Deficit

The Oklahoma City Thunder have a tall task ahead of them as they're down 2-0 in their Western Conference Finals series with the San Antonio Spurs. It goes without saying that Thursday night's Game 3 is a "must win" as no team has ever come back from an 0-3 deficit in the NBA Playoffs.

The Spurs have been on a roll, winning 20 consecutive games and sweeping through the first two rounds of the playoffs thus far. The last time San Antonio lost a game was April 11th against the Los Angeles Lakers at home.

Working in Oklahoma City's favor is the fact that they play extremely well in Chesapeake Energy Arena which has a college like vibe to it and the young Thunder feeds off the energy of the crowd. Their biggest task in Game 3? Figuring out a way to stop Tony Parker who has carved them up in the first two games.

Parker has shot 22-36 so far in the series and has a decided edge in the matchup with his counterpart, Russell Westbrook. If the Thunder can find a way to slow down Parker, they may have a chance to win on Thursday. If not, Oklahoma City will find themselves in a hole they won't be able to dig themselves out of.

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