Tim Duncan earned a double-double, scoring 22 points and registering 12 rebounds, to help the San Antonio Spurs crush the Oklahoma City Thunder, 117-89. The Spurs had a strong shooting performance in this one, going 39-76 (51.3%) from the field, including 13-26 (50.0%) from three-point range. The Conference Semifinals now sit at 3-2.
Duncan shot 8-13 from the field and went 6-7 from the free throw line, in an efficient offensive performance. Other key players for San Antonio included Manu Ginobili with 19 points and six assists, Kawhi Leonard with 14 points and seven rebounds, and Boris Diaw with 13 points and six rebounds. Kevin Durant had another strong game for Oklahoma City in the loss, putting up 25 points on 11-21 shooting, including 2-6 from behind the arc.
In addition to winning the eFG% battle in Game 5, San Antonio has dominated the series in that metric. They've posted a mark of 53.5% compared to 48.5% for the Thunder. Along with their eFG% of 59.9%, the Spurs connected at a rate of 50.0% from 3-point range in this game. For comparison, during the regular season they were 27-2 when they recorded marks above 55% and 40% in those respective categories. Conversely, the Thunder were 5-7 when they allowed their opponents to reach those percentages.
San Antonio takes momentum from this win and a 3-2 series lead on the road to Oklahoma City, where the Thunder will attempt to get on track in front of the home crowd.
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