This is it! The Oklahoma City Thunder have a chance to move on to the Western Conference Finals if they can beat the San Antonio Spurs at the Chesapeake Energy Arena during game 6 of their second round NBA playoff series. Watch all the basketball action online on May 12th at 8:30pm EST.
The Oklahoma City Thunder have a 3-2 series lead over the San Antonio Spurs in the best of 7 Western Conference Semi-finals. The Spurs will limp into Oklahoma for game 6 after suffering a demoralizing loss in Texas due to questionable officiating. Catch every second of game 6 of this exciting series on live stream here!
The officials have played a huge role in this series. The NBA has admitted to 5 blown calls in the final 13 seconds of game 2. The Thunder benefited from the missed fouls and came away with the win. This was only the second time San Antonio lost at home all season and after the Thunder lost a huge game 1 by 32 points. The Thunder have bounced back well after the first big loss.
Oklahoma were able to hand the Spurs a second home loss in this series when they again were on the benefitting end of more questionable play calling by the officials in game 5. On top of help from the officials, the Thunder were led by the superb play from their all-star shooter Russell Westbrook, 27. Russell was one assist short of a triple double during his 39 minutes of game time. He finished the night with 35, 11 and 9 after dictating the tempo for the Thunder for much of the game. Kevin Durant, 27 is another Thunder player to keep an eye on in this game. Kevin lit up the scoreboard for 41 in game 4 and can easily carry OKC.
The Golden State Warriors will likely take on the winner of this series. Reigning champions Golden State and their MVP baller Stephen Curry, 28, are looking stronger than ever and are a favorite to repeat as champions. The Spurs are the aging veteran team and if anyone has a shot at beating the dominating Warriors this season, it might be the quicker Thunder team.
What do you think HollywoodLifers? Will Oklahoma City close out the aging Spurs squad? Who will you be rooting for in this series? Will bad officiating again determine the outcome of this contest? Let us know who you think will win this huge game 6?