Well, just as I was writing out my NBA obituary for the Oklahoma City Thunder’s season to end, we find out that Serge Ibaka, OKC forward is now out for the rest of the playoffs. So Spurs F Tim Duncan has to go up against backup Hasheem Thabeet, which means Tim is probably thinking –
No real down low threat on the box will be able to stop Duncan or provide a deterrent to Parker & Ginobili going to the basket at will. Kendrick Perkins is okay, but its not going to be enough in this series. Spurs in 5.