Jun 4, 2012; San Antonio, TX, USA; Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook (0) takes a shot over San Antonio Spurs guard Gary Neal (14) during the second half in game five of the Western Conference finals of the 2012 NBA playoffs at the AT

NBA Playoffs 2012: Spurs (10-3) vs. Thunder (11-3)

– Time: 8:00 p.m.


– Radio: 1200 WOAI, 1350 KCOR

– Thunder injury report: None.

– Spurs injury report: None.

– Best Game 5 plus/minus: James Harden (20 points, four rebounds and three assists) posted a +24 in 34:32 minutes.

– Worst Game 5 plus/minus: Kendrick Perkins (four points and 10 rebounds) posted a -17 in 29:46 minutes.

– The Spurs are 6-6 in their last 12 elimination games.

– Oklahoma City converted on 56.3% of their shots outside 10 feet in Game 5.

– San Antonio shot 70% from at the rim on 20 attempts. On shots outside the rim, they shot 37%.

– The Spurs assisted on all nine of their 3-pointers.

– The Thunder scored 28 points on 21 Spurs turnovers.

– In 135.8 minutes during the playoffs, the Parker-Green-Leonard-Diaw-Duncan lineup outscores their opponents by 31.9 points per 100 possessions, the best mark of any lineup with at least 40 minutes.

– That same lineup allows 85.0 points per 100 possessions and 37.9% shooting.

– The Westbrook-Harden-Durant-Ibaka-Perkins lineup scores 124.3 points per 100 possessions while shooting 48.5% from the field. They’ve logged 76.3 minutes this postseason.

– The Spurs also trot out the fastest lineup in the playoffs. Ginobili-Neal-Jackson-Bonner-Splitter (49.6 minutes) utilizes 104.6 possessions per 48 minutes. The next fastest lineup also belongs to San Antonio. The Parker-Ginobili-Leonard-Diaw-Duncan lineup uses 95.6 possessions per 48 minutes.

– More lineup fun: Parker-Green-Leonard-Diaw-Duncan is the most proficient 3-point shooting lineup in the playoffs, shooting 50% from behind the arc.

– Both team ran 29 pick-and-rolls in Game 5. The only difference? Efficiency. Oklahoma City scored 1.03 points per possession; San Antonio scored 0.90 PPP.

– James Harden led the Thunder with a 1.54 PPP. Tim Duncan led the Spurs with a 1.29 PPP.

– Oklahoma City limited the Spurs’ second-ranked spot-up offense to 0.60 PPP on 25 spot-ups.

– The Spurs’ ball handler turned the ball over on 35% of their pick-and-roll possessions.

– The Thunder ball handler turned the ball over on 14.3% of their pick-and-roll possessions.

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