The Thunder tied the Western Conference Finals at 2-2 against the Spurs. In what has become a hallmark of the team's approach toward the fast paced team from Texas, OKC committed to playing great defense against both Tony Parker and Manu Ginobili. The duo combined for only 25 points on 9-22 shooting. Further more, the Thunder continued to deny them easy paths to the rim. Even when they were able to get into the lane, the Thunder challenged everything and prevented the Spurs from getting easy layups.
The first 3 quarters of the game belonged to Serge Ibaka, and the final six minutes belonged to Kevin Durant. Ibaka shot 11-11 from the floor and scored a career high 26 points on a night when those points were much needed. Given the opportunity to close the game, Durant scored 16 consecutive points in a five minute span in the 4th to keep the Thunder with a safe lead as the Spurs desperately tried to catch up. In the end, Durant was too much for the Spurs and now both teams head back to San Antonio looking to take control of the series.