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The San Antonio Spurs Take on the Oklahoma City Thunder in Game 5 of the Western Conference Finals

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The San Antonio Spurs are looking to take back control of this series as they head back home for game five of the Western Conference Finals against the Oklahoma City Thunder.  Greg Popovich and company fell in both games three and four by scores of 106-97 and 105-92 to even up the series at two games apiece.

“It doesn’t matter what we do tactically if we don’t up that determination, that attitude, that persistent, aggressive, ugly, hard-nosed attitude and I think that was embodied in them in Russell Westbrook,” San Antonio coach Gregg Popovich said.  “He played like it was his last game, and that’s the way it’s got to be.”

In this series Russell Westbrooke (pictured on the right) is out scoring his MVP teammate in Kevin Durant (averaging 24.75 ppg) as he is averaging 26.5 ppg.  His athleticism on the defensive end has been the difference through in the past two games as he has made life very uncomfortable for veteran point guard Tony Parker.  In the two losses for San Antonio, Parker has just eight assists to seven turnovers which has put the Spurs in some tough spots.

“We have to make it happen,” Tim Duncan said.  “We’ve played all year to have this home-court advantage.  It’s a three-game series now, and we get to play two of them at home at least.  So we’re going to go in there and try to right the ship a little bit.”

Tip off for this game is set for 8pm from the AT&T Center in San Antonio and can be seen on TNT.

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