San Antonio Spurs 96 Los Angeles Clippers 86
(Spurs Lead 3-0)
This looks to be the Spurs’ Championship to lose as they stormed back in the third quarter with a ridiculous run of 24-0 as they were down by 24 points at some point in this game. Here’s the better stat to show how dominant the Spurs were in that third quarter, the Clippers put up 8 points. That’s right, 8 points in a quarter. I feel like I could play pickup basketball and score more than 8 points in a quarter. Of course that wouldn’t be against this impressive Spurs team. But the point is there, this Spurs team is looking great. They end up winning the game by double digits and haven’t lost in 17 games. Ten game winning streak into the playoffs, and now they’ve won seven straight.
Oklahoma City Thunder 103 Los Angeles Lakers 100 (
Thunder Lead 3-1)
The Thunder found a way to win this game, and now can put the finishing touches on the Lakers come game five as they lead the series 3-1. Russell Westbrook put up 37 points with 10 of those points in the fourth quarter as the Thunder rallied in the final period again. Kevin Durant put up his own 31 points with a later three pointer to seal the deal for the Thunder. Having two guys put up that many points is going to be tough to defend. The Thunder finished this game on a 22-8 run to make sure they wouldn’t have any comeback from the Lakers. If the Lakers win this game, we have a series. But now looking at a 3-1 lead for the Thunder and game five in Oklahoma City on Monday night, this one should be over and done.