Don’t call it a comeback. Let’s just say the Oklahoma City Thunder were simply reminding us of their true potential when they finally ended the San Antonio Spurs winning streak.
After 20 games, the run is done. The only real question is why so many people were shocked that a team as good as OKC, on their home court, would find a way to shake off the Spurs.
After that 102-82 win in Game 3, the Thunder have claimed the tag of favourites in tonight's fourth game of the NBA’s Western Conference Finals, priced at 1.59 to win by any means necessary. San Antonio, with their dreams of an unbeaten post-season in tatters, are out to 2.40 this time. But don’t let that last performance factor too much in predicting the next.
For one, Tim Duncan and Tony Parker were pulled out of the fray with over a quarter remaining in that reverse, going some way to explaining why it was the Spurs lowest-scoring tally of the season. In what'll be a closer encounter, expect the offensive firepower of both teams to go head to head tonight. So it’s worth taking over the forecast points tally of 202.5 at 1.91.
But the big question is whether OKC can level the series at 2-2 or if San Antonio will move to the brink of a place in the Finals? The Spurs are underdogs by 3.5 on the handicap at 1.91. With so little to choose between these teams, that might be a cunning shot.
Bet of the Day: Take San Antonio on the handicap over Oklahoma City.