What's going Right for Oklahoma City?
Durant is shooting 75% from the floor, and has 22 points at halftime. Late in the second quarter, Durant scored eight straight points in 1:02 of game time. If Durant can continue to shoot the lights out, this could turn into an ugly game,
Serge Ibaka is starting off like he finished in game three. He has six points, and had two blocks early in the first quarter. It's apparent that San Antonio struggles with Ibaka in the game, as they seemed hesitant to pull the trigger in the paint.
Westbrook has been the MVP of the first half, scoring 17 points on 5-12 shooting. However, his worth has come through his steals, which he has four off. His work on the defensive end has been the catalyst for all the fast break points the Thunder have scored.
What's going Wrong for San Antonio?
Manu Ginobili has been awful throughout the first half. He has five points from eight shots, and seems to be forcing a lot of the shots he's taking. He also picked up three fouls in the first half.
The team seems hesitant to pull the trigger on shots. Late in the second quarter, you could see Boris Diaw have a wide-open three, but passed it up because he just missed a three the last possession. The Spurs are also too timid inside in part because of Ibaka's two blocks. The Thunder had six blocks in the first half.
The team was forcing too many shots on the perimeter as well. A game after being too timid with his shot, Kawhi Leonard made two 3's to spark a San Antonio 8-0 run to start the game. After that, he jacked up three shots, two that were from 3-point range, that had defenders in his face. Manu Ginobili had three forced shots in the first quarter alone, but then started to let himself flow in the offense.