May 29, 2014; San Antonio, TX, USA; San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich speaks to the media after the victory over the Oklahoma City Thunder in game five of the Western Conference Finals of the 2014 NBA Playoffs at AT&T Center. San Antonio won 117-89. Mandatory Credit: Soobum Im-USA TODAY Sports

NBA Playoffs 2014: San Antonio Spurs Regain Control, Take 3-2 Series Lead

After taking two games off in the Western Conference Finals, the San Antonio Spurs finally re-emerged from the ashes to rout the Oklahoma City Thunder 117-89 to take a 3-2 series lead, and move one win away from a second-straight NBA Finals appearance.

Tim Duncan led the way with 22 points and 12 rebounds, while Manu Ginobili chipped in 19 points, six assists and four rebounds off the bench. Each home team is undefeated in this series. Take that how you want, but Game 6 (Saturday) is in Oklahoma City.

The best part of the night (perhaps) for the Thunder was Russell Westbrook’s rim-rocking slam late in the first quarter.

Westbrook finished with 21 points; Kevin Durant scored 25 points — both shot 50 percent from the field.

The Thunder have one final stand in Game 6. They could either win on their homecourt and force a Game 7 back in San Antonio, or they could fold and get a head start on their summer vacations.

Either way.


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