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Spurs In Familiar Situation

The Western Conference Championship series is now split after the Oklahoma City Thunder fought back from 2-0 behind against the San Antonio Spurs and it is a situation that is causing some deja vu for the Spurs.

It was back in 2012 when the Spurs went up 2-0 against the Thunder in the Western Conference finals. The Spurs then lost four consecutive games and the Thunder went on to take on the Miami Heat in the NBA Championships.

The Spurs were seemingly going to cruise to the NBA Championship series this season. They won the first two games by huge margins. Then, Serg Ibaka made an unexpected return and the Thunder beat the Spurs in Game 3 by a large margin of their own.

The Spurs situation could become even more dangerous if the Thunder win tonight. They could be looking at a potential elimination and having to play in Oklahoma City. It is the same thing that happened in 2012.

The big story line heading into the game is also the same as it was in 2012.  The match up is being billed as the veterans versus the youngsters, though Russel Westbrook, Kevin Durant and the rest of the Thunder are more experienced and wiser than they were in 2012.

Tim Duncan, Manu Ginobili, Tony Parker and the rest of the Spurs will have to keep up with the Thunder if they hope to shift the series advantage back in their favor for Game 6. Westbrook scored 40 points,dished out ten assists and had five steals in Game 4. The question has become can the vets handles Westbrook’s youthful intensity?

The Spurs are the -5 point favorites to win this game. The game starts at 9 p.m. ET. You can watch it on TNT.

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