Thunder vs Spurs Game 3 recap

The Oklahoma City Thunder got back in the series with an impressive 102-82 win in Game 3 at home. The Thunder fed off the energy of their home crowd, played incredible defense and just destroyed the Spurs, ending their 20 game winning streak. Oklahoma City was led by Kevin Durant with 22 points, but it was the amazing defense of Thabo Sefolosha that really gave the Thunder an easy win, he pestered shooters all night, especially Tony Parker (6-for-12, 16 points) and Manu Ginobili (1-for-5, eight points). Head Coach Scott Brooks made a good choice by starting the defensive whiz Sefolosha on Parker. The Thunder held the Spurs to just 39.5 percent shooting and less than 20 points in two quarters and no more than 24 in any other. Even though Russell Westbrook went 5 of 15 shooting, he made up for it with 9 assists, grabbing seven rebounds, and with four steals and two blocks.

The Spurs dominated the paint in the first two games of the series but in Game 3 they managed only 24 points down there, OKC almost doubled that with 44 points. Tim Duncan was 3 of 8 in the 1st quarter and was 1 of 4 in the second. M. Ginobili was 1 of 4 shooting throughout three quarters.

Oklahoma City Thunder                      San Antonio Spurs

K. Durant: 22 Pts 6 Reb 5 Ast             K. Leonard: 2 Pts 6 Reb 0 Ast

T. Sefolosha: 19 Pts 6 Reb 1 Ast        T. Duncan: 11 Pts 2 Reb 1 Ast

R. Westbrook: 10 Pts 7 Reb 9 Ast     S. Jackson: 16 Pts 2 Reb 0 Ast

S. Ibaka: 14 Pts 3 Reb 1 Ast                D. Green: 3 Pts 4 Reb 1 Ast

K. Perkins: 4 Pts 8 Reb 0 Ast               T. Parker: 16 Pts 3 Reb 4 Ast