The Oklahoma City Thunder are advancing to the NBA Finals as they overcame a 15 point halftime deficit to defeat the San Antonio Spurs 107-99. The Thunder had a huge second half where they outscored the Spurs by 23 points by using a small lineup that the Spurs were unable to match. The lineup change by Thunder head coach was one of the few times that he was able to out coach the veteran Greg Popovich.
The Thunder offense came alive in that second half and just ran up and down the court against the Spurs. Kevin Durant led all scorers with 34 points -- 20 coming in the second half -- while Russell Westbrook helped out with 25 points. In fact the entire Thunder offense stepped up in the second half and ended up making 50 percent of their shots including making 10-of-18 from beyond the arc.
Not only did the offense improve their game but the Thunder defense used their athleticism to stop the Spurs from penetrating fo the basket as they easily did in the first half. The Spurs shot over 50 percent in the first half, but they struggled in the second half and for the game ended up making only 44 percent of their baskets.