Spurs rout Thunder to double lead

Tony Parker scores 22 points as San Antonio thrash Oklahoma for 2-0 lead in Western Conference Finals.

    Tony Parker 's (9) 22 points helped the Spurs double their lead over the Thunder [Reuters]
    Tony Parker 's (9) 22 points helped the Spurs double their lead over the Thunder [Reuters]

    The San Antonio Spurs put the Oklahoma City Thunder to the sword with a spectacular exhibition of shooting in the second half to tighten their grip on the Western Conference finals with a 112-77 win in Game Two.

    Danny was obviously hot tonight and TP (Parker) was great just attacking

    Tim Duncan

    With All-Star point guard Tony Parker scoring a team-high 22 points and Danny Green pouring in a dazzling array of seven three-pointers, the Spurs sizzled on their home court to take a commanding 2-0 lead in the best-of-seven series.

    Veteran forward Tim Duncan contributed 14 points and 12 rebounds while Manu Ginobili and Boris Diaw tallied 11 points apiece off the bench as San Antonio had five players in double-figures.

    "In the second quarter, we moved the ball much better, got to our shooters," Duncan, a 14-time All-Star who has won four NBA championship titles with the Spurs, said. "Danny was obviously hot tonight and TP (Parker) was great just attacking, going straight by people."

    Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook led the Thunder with 15 points each but, for the second straight game, they sorely missed the shot-blocking skills of forward Serge Ibaka, who is out for the rest of the playoffs with a calf injury.

    League MVP Durant and dynamic guard Westbrook, Oklahoma City's one-two knockout punch, were restricted to a combined 13-for-40 from the field.

    The series shifts to Oklahoma City where Game Three will be played on Sunday.

    SOURCE: Reuters


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