The Oklahoma City Thunder are struggling, and they need to fix things quickly if they want to make it to the NBA Finals. Last night, the Thunder were beat down once again by the San Antonio Spurs 112-77, to go down 0-2 in the Western Conference Finals.
During the 35 point shellacking, Russell Westbrook got fed up with his All-Star teammate and league Most Valuable Player, Kevin Durant. During a timeout in the first half, Westbrook was caught on camera signaling to Durant to ‘wake up.’
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The duo did not talk about the exchange after the game, but clearly they are not on the same page right now. Compiling this issue with Serge Ibaka being injured and all but removed from the series and the playoffs, the Thunder are reeling.
Now before we start to overreact about the Thunder collapsing, let us not forget the 2012 NBA Playoffs. In the 2012 Western Conference Finals, the Spurs defeated the Thunder in the first two games of the series before losing four straight and watching the Thunder advance to the NBA Finals.
Ultimately, the Thunder lost to the Miami Heat in the Finals, but they gave themselves a chance to win a title by making a furious comeback against this same Spurs team.
Can the Thunder rally once again and defeat the Spurs four times in the span of five games? Will the Spurs get the clean sweep with the Thunder faltering at nearly every step? Let us know what you think in the comments below.