OKC Thunder simply blown away by Spurs

SAM WORTHINGTON
Last updated 16:01 30/05/2014
Sky Sport

OKC were no match for the Spurs in Game Five, struggling to penetrate their solid defence.

Steven Adams
USA Today Sports
DOWN BUT NOT OUT: Steven Adams, right, lands awkwardly as he contests possession with a number of San Antonio players.

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Hometown advantage continues to reign supreme in the NBA's Western Conference finals as San Antonio destroyed Oklahoma City 117-89 today to take a 3-2 advantage in the best-of-seven series.

The Spurs are now one win away from returning to the NBA Finals, with Game Six in Oklahoma City on Sunday.

Kiwi rookie Steven Adams played 20 minutes for the Thunder, scoring six points and grabbing four rebounds while playing largely solid defence on Spurs legend Tim Duncan.

Duncan, 38, was at his brilliant best on home court, registering yet another double double of 22 points and 12 rebounds.

It continues a crazy series between two ultra-talented teams, where the home team has won each time in a landslide.

The first quarter ended 32-all but from then on it was all San Antonio, who nailed 13 of their 26 three-pointers in a balanced, ruthless display of team basketball.

The Thunder appeared jaded from their two big home wins and lacked intensity in their defence.

Kevin Durant had 25 points and Russell Westbrook 21 but the Thunder could only connect with six of their 24 three-point attempts.

The Thunder will be favoured to win Game Six on their home court, but, if they do, Game Seven is back in San Antonio on Tuesday.

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