(SAN ANTONIO) — The Oklahoma City Thunder broke the mold Monday night. They became the first team to win a road game in the Western Conference finals beating the San Antonio Spurs 108-103, giving them a 3-2 series lead.
The Thunder once trailed in the series 2-0 before winning three straight. Kevin Durant led the Thunder with 27 points.
“We’re just playing hard,” Durant said after the game to Turner Sports. “The Spurs are an unbelievable team that makes us work for everything. We’re just trying to do the same with them man. After Game 2 we just told each other to play hard every single possession and that we had to play better, and guys are stepping up.”
The Spurs had a 20-game winning streak before losing three straight to the Thunder.
“They’re a hell of a basketball team,” Spurs coach Gregg Popovich said while addressing reporters after the game. “I don’t know what else to tell you. It’s not like we are playing the sisters of the poor. These guys are hard to guard, talented, hungry, athletic. The bottom line is you can look at whatever you want but you can’t turn the ball over 21 time for 28 points against a team like that. They’re too good.”
The series now heads back to Oklahoma City for Game 6 Wednesday night. Tip-off is at approximately 9 PM ET.
Madison Park, Keith Allen and Andreas Preuss, CNN