The ‘big hands

The ‘big hands

The ‘big hands’ of the NBA’s Thunder silenced sniper Ibaka

Leonard contributed a double-double of 31 points and 11 rebounds that left him leading the attack of the Spurs and a list of three players who had double-digit numbers.The Spurs star forward played 39 minutes in which scored 9 of 17 shots, including 3 of 4 triples, and 10 of 14 from the line staff.Leonard grabbed nine defensive rebounds, three assists, recovered a ball, lost three and put a stopper.While the power forward LaMarcus Aldridge also highlighted in the offensive game to get 24 points in addition to capturing eight rebounds that helped the Spurs to have a greater presence within the painting that showed in the second game that cost them the defeat.Frenchman Tony Parker also made a great individual and team to get 19 points, eight defensive rebounds and five assists distribute work.The veteran Argentine guard Manu Ginobili, who played 19 minutes as a reserve, contributed five points by scoring 1 of 4 field goals, missed two-point attempts and shot 3 of 6 from the line staff.Ginobili also grabbed three rebounds, which were all defensive, three assists, recovered two fumbles and lost two.The Spurs, who were leading the score from the match, lead up to 15 points (20-35) and went into the break with a 42-47 advantage in the final stretch of the fourth quarter saw as the Thunder they put up to get back into the match.Base Russell Westbrook scored 31 points that left him leading the attack of the Thunder, but missed 21 of 31 field goals he attempted.Westbrook also had nine rebounds and eight assists with whom he came close to a triple-double, while forward Kevin Durant had 26 points.The Congolese Hispanic Serge Ibaka power forward had 15 points in 36 minutes he played the encestar 5 of 8 shots, including 5 of 6 triples, and did not go to the line staff.Ibaka also grabbed five rebounds were all defensive and put a stopper.While the New Zealand winger, Steven Adams, who was the surprise winner in the second game, this time scored only two points and 11 rebounds.As a team the Thunder had a 42 (34-82) percent of success in field goals compared to 43 (33-76) Spurs, who scored seven three-pointers in the first half and opened the second with a run of 7-2.But the Thunder responded with 10 points and Durant reached the fourth period three goals down in the score (69-72) and with seven minutes left with two separate triple Ibaka they took the lead (81-77).Until the Spurs regained the lead with partial of 89-91, while Westbrook and Durant were committing consecutive lost ball paths, which made the reserve power forward David West with a triple in 80 games –quinto playoffs– stand in the San Antonio team with the advantage of 89-96 that would be decisive for lack 1:19 minute left.Although the Thunder struggled to get 96-98 with 4.5 seconds left the game with basket of reserve guard Dion Waiters, Leonard had the last word from the line staff with the last two match points and 2.7 seconds before the horn sounded.

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