Well, it’s not the Western Conference Finals matchup that everyone wanted (Spurs vs. Warriors), but it is Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook taking on Steph Curry and the best-regular-season-team-ever, so there’s that.
It seems like forever ago now, but the Thunder made the Finals in 2012, a few years ahead of schedule, back when our mate James Harden was still coming off the bench thanks to old mate Scotty Brooks (RIP).
Well, now it’s our time. Durant and Westbrook are in their prime of their careers. Sam Presti has surrounded them with a young, athletic group that has stood up to the pressure of the Playoffs better than anyone expected. [Read More]
I don’t know about you, but for all the talk about the first round being somewhat of a letdown, I am finding myself thoroughly entertained. We have two impending Game 7’s to come with the Heat vs Hornets and the Raptors vs Indiana, and 3 of the top 4 seeds out West have survived through to the second round, with the plucky Blazers upsetting the Clippers (shout out to Blake ‘Tyson’ Griffin).
The second round will be pure fire, with the highlight being the latest chapter of the Spurs vs Thunder rivalry. Let’s check out what we’re likely to see in the second round of the Western Conference playoffs.
Matchup 1: San Antonio Spurs (2) vs Oklahoma City Thunder (3)