SAN ANTONIO (Sporting Alert) — After cruising to victories in the first two games of the Western Conference finals, the San Antonio Spurs were humbled in the next two on the road against the Oklahoma City Thunder.
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On Thursday night, the Tony Parker-lead Spurs head back to Texas for Game 5, hoping to stop OKC’s momentum with the series locked at 2-2.
In 2012, the Thunder also rallied from being down in the series to go on and make the final and some Spurs players are worried.
“Reminding people about what happened in the past helps in some way, but we have to go out there and execute and do things,” Spurs veteran forward Tim Duncan said.
Thunder, at the same time, are not dwelling on the past.
“We can’t think about the past,” All-Star forward and regular season MVP Kevin Durant said. “We have to focus on right now.
“This team (San Antonio) is well-coached and has a great group of guys. They’ll make it tough. We have to worry about getting better and having our focus and energy on every single play.”
In Game 4, Thunder point guard Russell Westbrook was the star, after finishing with 40 points and 10 assists in his team’s 105-92 victory.