Originally Posted by Alan
I must say I haven't watched the whole games. So take my first post more like a question than a statement. Is it simply a case of good D, better O?
The Spurs have been putting on a passing clinic and a pick and roll clinic. The commentators have noted that the Spurs spacing and ball movement have exposed a flaw in OKC's starting lineup. They can't have both Kendrick Perkins and Serge Ibaka on the floor at the same time, because they are getting killed in the pick and roll and everyone on the Spurs can shoot.They have put Duncan way up high (usually Perkins is on him) and too often Perkins is out of place which draws Ibaka to cheat into the lane. So Boris Diaw (who is playing great) is free to roam to the open space. So Parker can almost always find Diaw or another shooter open for three if he needs to.
Parker has been playing really well, efficient, great decision making. Westbrook has been chasing him, but the Spurs use multiple screens on the same play so they usually catch him at some point. The Spurs might be the best pick-setting team in the league.
The game announcers have been using terms like Surgical to describe how precise and skilled the Spurs have looked so far.
We'll see how they do in Oklahoma, but so far the Spurs are in an incredible flow.
The reason I mentioned the first half of game one was the Spurs were having a lot of trouble with how fast OKC was and they had something like 14 turnovers in the half. But they have made some adjustments
Try and watch a repeat of game 1 and 2, they really have been fun to watch.