May 29, 2012 – San Antonio, TX
The Oklahoma City Thunder are in desperate straits. Scott Brooks fouled San Antonio Spurs center Tiago Splitter five straight times, all intentionally, in order to slow down the scoring. Splitter, averaging 32 percent in free-throws, hit 50 percent in ten shots. But the Spurs led from start to finish, winning Game 2 handily, 120-111 for a 2-0 lead in the best-of-seven Western Conference finals.
Tony Parker had 34 points, while Manu Ginobili added 20 against the Thunder’s Kevin Durant, who finished with 31, James Harden with 30 and Russell Westbrook with 27. But it was Parker running through and around Westbrook that made it look lopsided.
The Spurs shot 55 percent and look to be bringing out the brooms once again, as they are 10-0 in the playoffs thus far and have 20 consecutive victories from regular season to postseason. The Thunder simply don’t have enough to compete against such a formidable team.