NBA Daily Blog Western Conference Finals: Thunder even up series vs the Spurs with Game 4 victory 109-103.

Kevin Durant takes over in Game 4
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The Oklahoma City Thunder even up the Western Conference Finals as they defeat the San Antonio Spurs in Game 4 at the Chesapeake Energy Arena 109-103. The Thunder shot 56% from the field, while the Spurs shot 50%. The Thunder outrebounded the Spurs 41-31, and had more assists than the Spurs 27-20. Game 5 will be back in San Antonio on June 5 as this series goes down into a Best of 3.

Kevin Durant led the Thunder with 36 points (18 in the 4th quarter), 8 assists and 6 rebounds while shooting 13-20 from the field, 1-2 from 3 point rang, and 9-9 from the free throw line. Serge Ibaka scored a career high 26 points with 5 rebounds and 3 blocks on 11-11 shooting from the field which ties 2nd all time in NBA playoff history in field goals made without a miss in a single game, he also shot 4-4 from the free throw line. Kendrick Perkins added 15 points and 9 rebounds on 7-9 shooting from the field. James Harden off the bench added 11 points, 7 rebounds and 7 assists on 4-13 shooting from the field and 2-3 shooting from 3 point range. Nick Collison added 8 points and 2 steals on 4-5 shooting from the field. Russell Westbrook added 7 points, 5 assists and 4 rebounds. Thabo Sefolosha added 6 points and 6 rebounds.

Tim Duncan led the Spurs with 21 points and 8 rebounds on 9-17 shooting from the field and 3-7 from the free throw line. Rookie Kawhi Leonard added 17 points and 9 rebounds on 7-8 shooting from the field an 3-4 shooting from 3 point range. Manu Ginobili off the bench added 13 points and 4 assists on 4-7 shooting from the field, 2-3 shooting from 3 point range and 3-3 shooting from the free throw line. Tony Parker and Boris Diaw each scored 12 points. Parker added 4 assists on 5-15 shooting from the field. Diaw added 7 rebounds on 5-11 shooting from the field and 2-4 shooting from 3 point range. Stephen Jackson scored 11 points on 4-6 shooting from the field and 2-3 shooting from 3 point range.

2012 NBA Playoffs Bracket (as of 11:30 PHT)

WESTERN CONFERENCE FINALS

#1 Spurs vs #2 Thunder (Series tied 2-2)
Game 5: June 5, 9:00 am PHT on ABS-CBN, Basketball TV and NBA Premium TV

EASTERN CONFERENCE FINALS#2 Heat vs #4 Celtics (Heat lead series 2-1)
Game 4: June 4, 8:30 am PHT on Basketball TV and NBA Premium TV, delayed telecast on ABS-CBN 9:00 am PHT


K-Smoove
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