Thunder 105, Spurs 92: By The Numbers

Wednesday, May 28th 2014, 12:38 am
By: News 9

Some key numbers and stats from Oklahoma City's big 105-92 Game 4 victory against San Antonio:

73 – The Thunder now stands No. 1 in the NBA record books in an obscure statistic. Oklahoma City's win margin of 22 points in games 3 and 4 is now the biggest in NBA playoff history after losing the previous two games by 50 or more. The point differential from games 1-2 compared to 3-4 is 73 points.

9 – Consecutive victories for the Thunder against the Spurs at Chesapeake Energy Arena. The nine-game losing streak in OKC is the longest against any opponent on the road in the Gregg Popovich era in San Antonio.

40 – Points for Russell Westbrook.

39 – Points for the entire San Antonio starting five.

23 – Kevin Durant apparently has a thing for passing Michael Jordan in the record books this season. In the first half, KD buried his second 3-pointer of the game to pass MJ for 23rd on the all-time playoff list for made 3-pointers with 149. Miami's Ray Allen is No. 1 on the list with a whopping 352.

1989 – If you thought that was the only appearance Jordan would make in this list, you were wrong. Westbrook became the first player with a line of 40 points, 10 assists and five steals in the playoffs since Jordan in 1989.

0 – Fastbreak points for the Spurs on Tuesday. Oklahoma City countered with 21 of its own.

18 – Blocks for the Thunder in the two games since Ibaka's return. OKC blocked just six shots in the first two games of the series.

71 – Combined points from KD and Westbrook on the night. It was the second most from any duo in the 2014 playoffs so far, trailing only the 77 Portland's LaMarcus Aldridge and Damian Lillard posted in a first-round victory against Houston. Impressively, OKC's dynamic duo ranks No. 2 (71), No. 3 (67) and Nos. 4 and 5 (65 each) this offseason. The 71 points from the two was impressive in its own right, but the duo also combined for zero turnovers in the first half for the first time their careers in the playoffs.

2 – Thabo Sefolosha recorded zero minutes for the second-consecutive game after starting the first two games of the series.

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53 – If there was a reason this game ended up deceptively close, it was because of a strong showing from the Spurs bench. San Antonio's reserves put up 53 points in the contest, led by 14 from Boris Diaw and 11 from Cory Joseph.

2012 – The last time the Thunder got down 2-0 against the Spurs in a Western Conference Finals. The Thunder went on to win four-straight to advance to the NBA Finals. OKC is halfway to repeating that effort.

4-0 – The Thunder's record in playoff series where it is tied 2-2, including, obviously, 2012 against San Antonio.

6 – More wins for Oklahoma City to claim an NBA championship.