Game 1: Spurs vs. Thunder by the Numbers
The San Antonio Spurs needed a fourth quarter rally to win their Western Conference Finals opener over the Oklahoma City Thunder, how have they done it? Let's checkout the numbers.
82.6 - Both teams had an almost equal share to the foul line, but the Thunder did a better job making 19-of-23 of their free throws (82.6 percent) . The Spurs on the other hand, converted 17-of-25 foul shots (68 percent).
52 - The Spurs bench showed its strength once again, outscoring Oklahoma's reserves 52-37. Manu Ginobili provided 26 points off the bench.
50 - San Antonio outrebounded Oklahoma 50-43, and pounded the Thunder on inside points 50-26.
39 - The Spurs outscored the Thunder 39-27 in the fourth quarter to erase a nine-point deficit at the end of the third period.
22 - San Antonio had 22 assist, six coming from Tony Parker, Oklahoma had 18.
21 - Down by nine at the start of the fourth quarter, the Spurs used a 21-5 blast to take an 82-76 advantage and never looked back.
17 - The Thunder ran on transition very well, they beat the Spurs on fast break points 17-8.
16 - San Antonio committed 16 turnovers for the game, Oklahoma had 13. Tim Duncan turned out a double-double performance for the Spurs with 16 points and 11 boards.
13 - Derek Fisher provided an offensive boost for Oklahoma scoring 13 points off the bench.
12 - Danny Green had an off night offensively, he went scoreless in 16 minutes of playing time but Gary Neal picked up the slack, scoring 12 points off the bench.
11 - Oklahoma had 11 steals for the game, four coming from Thabo Sefolosha while San Antonio had five.
9 - The Thunder had nine block shots, three from Kevin Durant. The Spurs had two blocks as a team. Tiago Splitter had nine points, six rebounds and three assists in just 13 minutes of action.
5 - Stephen Jackson had only five points in 23 minutes, but his 3-pointer with three minutes left in the game gave the Spurs a 91-84 lead.
(AP Photo-Darren Abate)