The Thunder were able to take care of the pesky Dallas Mavericks in five games and advance to the second round to play their foe the San Antonio Spurs. The Spurs were able to sweep the Memphis Grizzlies to move on to the second round but still only had one more day off before the next series starts than the Thunder do.
The Thunder and Spurs will have a decent amount of rest in this series. It will all start on April 30th and if it goes to game seven then it will not be over until May 15th. There will be four off days between games two and three. Normally this is so the teams have plenty of time to travel but the distance from OKC to San Antonio is not that far and will give both teams all kinds of time to get themselves together.
The Thunder and the Spurs faced off four times this season with both teams taking two games in the series. The Thunder’s best game against the Spurs came on March 26th when the Thunder were able to beat them 111-92. Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook, and Enes Kanter had a combined 80 points in that game.
The two teams have faced off in the playoffs on two other occasions since the Thunder have been in OKC. The playoff results for the teams are equally, both having won and lost six games against each other. The winner of the postseason match-up between these two teams has gone on to represent the Western Conference both years the teams faced off.
You can see the whole playoff schedule below.
Thunder vs. Spurs series schedule
(All times central)
Game 1 – Sat. April 30 at San Antonio – TBD
Game 2 – Mon. May 2 at San Antonio – 8:30 p.m.
Game 3 – Fri. May 6 at Oklahoma City – 8:30 p.m.
Game 4 – Sun. May 8 at Oklahoma City – 7 p.m.
Game 5 (if necessary) – Tue. May 10 at San Antonio – TBD
Game 6 (if necessary) – Thur May 12 at Oklahoma City – TBD
Game 7 (if necessary) – Sun. May 15 at San Antonio – TBD