National Basketball Association
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Oklahoma City at San Antonio
When: 9:30 PM ET, Monday, May 2, 2016
Where: AT&T Center, San Antonio, Texas

The San Antonio Spurs annihilated Oklahoma City in the series opener and attempt to take a 2-0 lead in the Western Conference semifinals when they host the Thunder on Monday. San Antonio held a 23-point lead after the opening quarter of Game 1 and All-Star power forward LaMarcus Aldridge had a huge game with 38 points as the Spurs blitzed the Thunder from the outset.

San Antonio led 73-40 at halftime while establishing supremacy over the Thunder but shooting guard Danny Green isn't expecting things to be so easy in Game 2. "We know that they're going to come out super-aggressive next game, they're gonna make adjustments, and we're not gonna shoot as well as we did," Green told reporters. "It’s one game. It’s not a momentum thing. Each game is different. Every game is its own playoff series. So it's not like it's going to carry over to next game." Oklahoma City stars Kevin Durant (16 points on 6-of-15 shooting) and Russell Westbrook (14 points, 5-of-19) both had woeful games as Spurs' two-time NBA Defensive Player of the Year Kawhi Leonard took turns defending each player. "Me personally, I never look at the guy in front of me," Westbrook told reporters. "I look at the help to see what's the next move. Not a big problem, just got to find ways to read the help a little bit better and make better decisions."

TV: 9:30 p.m. ET, TNT

ABOUT THE THUNDER: Durant has scored less than 20 points in two of Oklahoma City's six playoff games and wasn't the least bit interested to share his feelings after the horrendous loss. "I'm not telling you," Durant said in a response to a question about his emotions. "Because it's over with. Move on. We just move past it and figure out what we have to do better. No crazy emotions. It's not like we were upset and screaming at each other in the locker room after the game. That's not going to make things better." Westbrook's 14 points and 26.3 field-goal percentage were his lowest figures in six games this postseason.

ABOUT THE SPURS: Aldridge was a force by going 18-of-23 from the field and even knocked down a 3-point basket for the first time this season. "It was just one of those nights," Aldridge told reporters. "I can't take credit for it. I was just trying to play confident and ended up making some plays that I probably won't make the next game. It was enough for me." Leonard also shot superbly by making 10-of-13 from the field - the Spurs shot 60.7 percent as a team - and scored 20 of his 25 points in the first half.

BUZZER BEATERS

1. The Spurs were 18-of-22 from the field in the first quarter of Game 1 when they set a postseason franchise record with 43 points.

2. PF Serge Ibaka had a team-high 19 points in the opener and has scored in double digits in five of Oklahoma City's six postseason games.

3. San Antonio PG Tony Parker had 12 assists after averaging just 4.8 during the first-round series sweep of the Memphis Grizzlies.

PREDICTION: Spurs 105, Thunder 98
Stats and Records
Team Comparison
  W/L Strk Home Away Day Night Div Conf
Oklahoma City 59-29 L1 34-10 25-19 2-3 57-26 13-3 41-17
San Antonio 72-15 W7 43-1 29-14 3-0 69-15 18-2 48-9
Last Meeting
Oklahoma City San Antonio
Date Away Home Pts Reb FG% Pts Reb FG%
4/30/16 OKC 92 SA 124 92 38 41.2 124 43 60.7
Player Stats
Previous Matchup
Points Player Total FG% FTM
Oklahoma City S. Ibaka 19 53.3 0
San Antonio L. Aldridge 38 78.3 1
Rebounds Player Total Off Def
Oklahoma City S. Adams 10 4 6
San Antonio K. Anderson 7 1 6
Assists Player  
Oklahoma City R. Westbrook 9
San Antonio T. Parker 12
Season
Points Player Total FG% FTM
Oklahoma City K. Durant 2252 49.7 495
San Antonio K. Leonard 1726 50.4 335
Rebounds Player Total Off Def
Oklahoma City E. Kanter 731 278 453
San Antonio L. Aldridge 697 194 503
Assists Player  
Oklahoma City R. Westbrook 936
San Antonio T. Parker 429
Quickchart Matchup
Oklahoma City Off vs  San Antonio Defense
110.1 Points For
92.3 Points Against
47.5 FG%
43.4 FG%
48.4 Reb
40.5 Reb
San Antonio Off vs  Oklahoma City Defense
103.7 Points For
102.7 Points Against
48.5 FG%
44.0 FG%
40.5 Reb
39.9 Reb