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View Poll Results: who wins
spurs in 4 0 0%
spurs in 5 3 6.52%
spurs in 6 17 36.96%
spurs in 7 3 6.52%
thunder in 4 0 0%
thunder in 5 3 6.52%
thunder in 6 12 26.09%
thunder in 7 8 17.39%
Voters: 46. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 06-03-2012, 01:40 PM
 
Location: TX
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If the Spurs lose game 5 this will be the biggest choke since 2004 when they lost to the Lakers after being up 2-0 in the series
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Losing 4 games in a row after leading 2-0 is called a CHOKE!!!!
If the Spurs lose game 5, it's three losses in a row. Not four.

OKC's big 3 guys had a great night. Ibaka, Perkins and Collison all shot above 75% in FG and FT, with Ibaka getting 100% in both. During the season, their % were significantly lower. More than anything, their combined 49 points gave OKC the win last night. But no player ever had a great night every night (espcially not with 100% in FG and FT). They'll be back towards season-level %'s on the next two games. I'm sure.
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Old 06-03-2012, 04:22 PM
 
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Well the majority of us picked the Spurs in 6, and that can still happen. That being said, it's looking more like each team will win at home thus making it 7 games. Still really pissed about Pop waiting so long to put Blair in. Really hope he takes Bonners spot in game 5. Green also needs to get it his act together.
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Old 06-03-2012, 04:53 PM
 
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Losing 4 games in a row after leading 2-0 is called a CHOKE!!!!
You said if they lose game 5 it is a choke. I still think that is premature.
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Old 06-03-2012, 05:02 PM
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You said if they lose game 5 it is a choke. I still think that is premature.
Well if they lose Game 5 you know they are not coming back home for a Game 7. Do you really think OKC would go home and lose in Game 6? So if the Spurs lose Game 5 they are done.

Tomorrow's winner will be in the Finals
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Old 06-03-2012, 05:23 PM
 
Location: San Antonio
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Well if they lose Game 5 you know they are not coming back home for a Game 7. Do you really think OKC would go home and lose in Game 6? So if the Spurs lose Game 5 they are done.

Tomorrow's winner will be in the Finals
I totally agree. Game 5 is everything in a series with the winner usually prevailing. No excuses now for the Spurs. It's time to buckle up and get the job done. I fully expect that to happen tomorrow night.
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Old 06-03-2012, 05:55 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles, Ca
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Does anyone think this could go into overtime in game 6 or 7?

-The thunder were down 20 in game 2, yet they rallied back and didn't give up.

Spurs seem like they've never given up. I think the swings in momentum could mean an overtime game. Its going to be a tough series.
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Old 06-03-2012, 06:01 PM
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Certainly, i don't expect Ibaka to go 11-11, but he is a good mid-range shooter. Half of those field goals were dunks/layup shots, so it is possible for him to go 5-5 from midrange(17-18ft). They were getting passes from Westb and Durant after going to the rim. The decision by Brooks to have Thabo on Parker changed the series...it could change in favor of the Spurs if Blair starts the game and plays more...a good chess match between both teams.

Thunder need to keep doing what they've been doing which is Westb distributing and the team sharing the ball. Harden does have to step up though since i don't expect much from Perkins anymore. I think it will go 7 games with the Spurs winning in game 5 as their role players(Green, Neal, Diaw) feel more comfortable at home.
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Old 06-04-2012, 06:16 PM
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I think the Thunder has all the Momentum on their side and win Game 5 tonight in San Antonio. They feel they can beat the Spurs now and will be playing a lot different than they were in Game 2
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Old 06-04-2012, 06:49 PM
 
Location: spring tx
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I think the Thunder has all the Momentum on their side and win Game 5 tonight in San Antonio. They feel they can beat the Spurs now and will be playing a lot different than they were in Game 2
You flip flop more then john Kerry and Barack Obama combined!!!!


Hollinger had an article today saying something to the effect of "pop hasn't pulled his ace in the hole". Pop just did, he moved Manu to the starting lineup. This automatically takes thabo off Parker. Westbrook has proven he can't defend Parker so I like this move.
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Old 06-04-2012, 06:52 PM
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You flip flop more then john Kerry and Barack Obama combined!!!!


Hollinger had an article today saying something to the effect of "pop hasn't pulled his ace in the hole". Pop just did, he moved Manu to the starting lineup. This automatically takes thabo off Parker. Westbrook has proven he can't defend Parker so I like this move.
Ok well Pop had to do something but OKC just has so many damm good shooters and now they have a BURST of confidence now that the series is tied. Should be a good game but I see OKC coming out on top. I could be wrong but we will see.

Is that going to hurt the Spurs bench???
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