NBA Playoffs 2012: Spurs (10-0) vs. Thunder (8-3)

By Quixem Ramirez

May 27, 2012; San Antonio, TX, USA; Oklahoma City Thunder forward Serge Ibaka (9) gets fouled while shooting against San Antonio Spurs forward Tim Duncan (behind) during the first half in game one of the Western Conference finals of the 2012 NBA playoffs at the AT

– Time: 8:00 p.m.


– Radio: 1200 WOAI, 1350 KCOR

– Thunder injury report: None.

– Spurs injury report: None.

– Best Game 2 plus/minus: Derek Fisher posted a +9 in 25:50 minutes.

– Worst Game 2 plus/minus: Kendrick Perkins posted a -14 in 24:42 minutes.

– San Antonio is shooting 39% from the corner, down three percent from their regular season rate.

– San Antonio is averaging 30 free throw attempts; Oklahoma City is averaging 29.5 attempts.

– The Spurs are shooting 66.7% from the line. The Thunder are shooting 81.4%.

– The Thunder have been outscored by 21 points in their last five quarters — beginning with their 39-point outburst in the fourth quarter.

– The Spurs totaled 49 assists in two games against the Thunder. San Antonio is 27-3 when they total 25+ assists this season.

– Oklahoma City shot 42.5% from behind the arc in the first two games. They are 25-5 when they shoot better than 40% from behind the arc.

– The Spurs have outscored OKC by 20 points in the paint so far. They converted on 61.3% on these shots while the Thunder converted on 49.3%.

– Tony Parker converted on 11-of-15 shots from at least 10 feet in Game 2.

– Parker totaled a +23 in 78 minutes.

– Tim Duncan posted his sixth double-double of the postseason in Game 2 (11 points, 12 rebounds) despite shooting 2-for-11 from the field. The Spurs have outscored the Thunder by 25 points in his 71 minutes.

– Kevin Durant has gotten to the line 20 free throws this series, which he has made at a 95% clip.

– San Antonio’s triumvirate averaged 62.5 points through two games.

– The Durant, Harden and Westbrook trio averaged 75.5 points including 88 points (79% of Oklahoma City’s offense without counting assists) in Game 2.

– The Spurs have a -5.0 net rating with Sefolosha on the court compared to a +12.9 net rating when he’s off the court.

– Sefolosha corraled 8% of the Thunder’s rebounds in his time on the floor, compared to 4.1% for Derek Fisher. Thabo is an equally strong defender, if not better, and more athletic than Fisher. His 43.7% from behind the arc is actually better than Fisher. He needs to play more in Game 3.

– San Antonio’s eFG% drops from 62% to 53% when Serge Ibaka is patrolling the paint.

– With Collison on the floor, the Thunder’s net rating is -13.9.