Manu Ginobili drives on Daequan Cook
The San Antonio Spurs continue their winning ways, they have now won 19 straight games (last 10 games of the regular season, 9 straight in the playoffs) as they take Game 1 of the Western Conference Finals against the Oklahoma City Thunder at the AT&T Center 101-98. The Spurs outscored the Thunder 35-18 in the 4th quarter to pick up the win. Game 2 will be played in San Antonio on May 30.
Manu Ginobili off the bench led the Spurs with 26 points, 5 rebounds and 3 assists. Tony Parker added 18 points, 8 rebounds, 6 assists and 2 steals. Tim Duncan finished with a double-double 16 points and 11 rebounds. Gary Neal scored 12 points. Tiago Splitter added 9 points and 6 rebounds.
Kevin Durant led the Thunder with a double-double 27 points and 10 rebounds with 4 assists, 3 blocks and 2 steals. James Harden off the bench added 19 points, 6 rebounds and 2 steals. Russell Westbrook added 17 points, 5 rebounds, 5 assists and 2 blocks. Derek Fisherscored 13 points.
2012 NBA Playoffs Bracket (as of 11:26 PHT)
WESTERN CONFERENCE FINALS
#1 Spurs vs #2 Thunder (Spurs lead series 1-0)
Game 2: May 30, 9:00 am PHT on NBA Premium TV
EASTERN CONFERENCE FINALS
#2 Heat vs #4 Celtics
Game 1: May 29, 8:30 am PHT on NBA Premium TV and Studio 23