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Thunder back in OKC for Game 6 after Spurs take control of series with record win

The Thunder are back in Oklahoma City and prepping for Game 6 after a loss in San Antonio.

The San Antonio Spurs beat the Oklahoma City Thunder 117-89 in San Antonio, to take a 3-2 series advantage in the NBA’s western conference finals.

With the win, the Spurs have created a must-win scenario for the Thunder in game six or their season is over.

After game five, the Spurs have won seven straight home playoff games by 15 or more points, a NBA record.

The Thunder led by as many as seven points in first quarter before the Spurs tied the game at 32 points to end the quarter.

San Antonio made several three pointers in the second period, they made 13 from long-range on the night and shot 50 percent from behind the arc, and led by 10 points at the half.

The Spurs out-scored OKC 33-23 in the second.

The Alamo City’s team built their biggest lead of the game to that point in the third and led by 19 points heading into the final quarter.

San Antonio scored 93 total points in game four, after just three quarters the Spurs had 94 points in game five.

Kevin Durant led the Thunder with 25 points, shooting 11-21 from the field, while Russell Westbrook scored 21 points with seven assists and four rebounds.

The Spurs had six players in double-figures, led by Tim Duncan’s 22 points.

San Antonio improved to 24-1 when reserve Danny Green hits three or more three pointers, he hit four from behind the arc in game five.

Game six will tip at 7:30 p.m. CT on Saturday, May 31, inside The Peake in Oklahoma City.

Here are some additional game notes from the Spurs’ game five win:

San Antonio’s win snaps a seven game OKC win streak when Serge Ibaka plays.

The Thunder dropped to 3-3 in game five’s of a series after it was tied at two games a piece after four games.

After game five, the series has the third highest scoring differential between two teams in a conference finals series.


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