When the Thunder returned home from game five they were meet by a huge crowd. It was a crowd of Thunder fans who were amazed and excited about what their team had done. The Thunder had beaten the Spurs at home for the second time, something that no one did all season long. While the fans were filled with happiness the team knew one thing was still important, the series was not over. They still need one more win.
The Thunder were able to pull it off on Thursday night. Against all the odds of everyone saying they could not do it they need. The Thunder were able to beat the Spurs by a score of SCORE to finish the series. The key of the game had to be how quick of a start the Thunder had.
Another important part of the Thunder’s game was their killer defense. They were suffocating the Spurs and it lead to OKC finding ways to score off the Spurs mistakes. The Thunder defense stopper is and has always been Andre Roberson. Roberson came out and not only locked the Spurs down, but he got the job done on offense. Roberson hit his first threes of the series and was looking much more confident. He would finish the game with 14 points on 5-of-8 shooting.
The Spurs would not go away though, they would make a big run in the fourth quarter. At one point in time they would cut the Thunder lead to 11 points. The Thunder were tightening up and things were getting intense. Then the magic of the Thunder happened. Serge Ibaka got a huge block on Tim Duncan that lead to a KD dunk. The next Thunder possession KD would put Westbrook in a hard spot, one-on-one against Manu with only a few seconds on the shot call. Westbrook drilled a three that would end up being the dagger. They did it. The Thunder survived.
Russ 3! https://t.co/6xJbLVseHt
— OKC THUNDER (@okcthunder) May 13, 2016
FINAL STATS: Kevin Durant would finish with 37 points and 9 rebounds. Russell Westbrook with 28 points and 12 assists. Steven Adams with 15 points and 11 rebounds.
The Thunder will take on the Golden State Warriors starting on May 16th. The Thunder played the Warriors close in all three games this season but were swept.