Spurs Start a New Streak in Oklahoma City
The Spurs started a new streak Saturday.
The wrong kind though. After winning 20 straight and going nearly 50 days without a loss the Spurs have now dropped consecutive games, letting the Thunder not only back into the series, but almost losing control of it.
Yeah, they still have homecourt advantage in a best-of-three. Yeah, they’re veterans with championship experience and lots of leadership. Yeah, they have one of the top coaching minds ever. There’s good reason to think they’ll be fine. But if momentum were tangible, the Thunder would be holding it with both hands right now.
The series has flipped. It’s 2-2 with the proceedings heading south to San Antonio, and the Thunder carrying a renewed sense of confidence. The series looks completely different now than it did four days ago. Instead of talking about how the superior Spurs know how to beat the young Thunder, it’s looking more like OKC should’ve taken one of those games in San Antonio because maybe they’re actually better.
The Thunder whipped the Spurs by 20 in Game 3, then held a 15-point lead in the second of half Game 4 before the Spurs finally found something the final 18 minutes of the game, which would seem to build what little momentum there could be heading to Game 5.