Here’s what the Thunder have going for them tonight: After dropping the first two games in this
best-of-seven series in San Antonio, they’re back home, where they’re 31-7 this season, including 5-0 in the playoffs. And … well, that’s pretty much it. In fact, that 5-0 home record is kinda deceiving, in that three of the victories (two vs. Dallas, one vs. the Lakers) were by a total of six points.
Now here’s what the Spurs have going for them tonight: They’re up 2-0 in this series, meaning
all the pressure is on Oklahoma City. Going back to the 2009-10 season, they’re 10-1 against the Thunder. Oh, and they take the floor tonight having won 20 consecutive games (while going 16-3-1 against the spread), including nine straight road games. And only once during this 20-game winning streak was San Antonio an underdog (back on April 25, in a meaningless game, the Spurs beat Phoenix 110-106 as a 2½-point pup). Since March 12, San Antonio is 34-3. Perhaps more impressive: The last time the Spurs lost a road game when their “Big Three” of Tim Duncan, Manu Ginobili and Tony Parker were on the floor was Jan. 29 — a 101-100 overtime loss at Dallas (and they covered as a 5½-point
Again: 20 straight wins, and I’m getting four points? Sign me up!
Rating: ★ ★ ★ ☆
Wednesday’s Result: Heat -8 vs. Celtics (Loss)