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  1. Oklahoma City's Winning Play

    Sebastian Pruiti

    As they sought to close out the San Antonio Spurs on Wednesday night, the Oklahoma City Thunder needed to keep scoring in the fourth quarter. To do so, they went to that play that confused the San Antonio defense and allowed Kevin Durant to score 16 ...

    Blog | June 07, 2012
  2. What Adjustments Do the Spurs Need to Make?

    Sebastian Pruiti

    Everyone expected an exciting Western Conference finals from the San Antonio Spurs and the Oklahoma City Thunder, and they have not disappointed. The Spurs looked untouchable on the offensive end through Games 1 and 2, executing to perfection and sco...

    Blog | June 06, 2012
  3. If It's Not Broke, Why Fix It? OKC's New Approach on Offense

    Sebastian Pruiti

    Despite their strong season, the Oklahoma City Thunder have had trouble scoring in the the fourth quarter. Kevin Durant, in particular, has struggled when the defense ramps it up. They tended to stop running whatever had been working in that particul...

    Blog | June 04, 2012
  4. How Did the Thunder Finally Stop the Spurs?

    Sebastian Pruiti

    After giving up 101 points in Game 1 and 120 points in Game 2, the Oklahoma City Thunder needed to change their defense if they were going to beat the San Antonio Spurs in Game 3. They've had no trouble scoring — posting 98 and 111 points in Ga...

    Blog | June 01, 2012
  5. The San Antonio Offense Clinic

    Sebastian Pruiti

    The Oklahoma City Thunder needed to make adjustments going into Game 2 of the Western Conference Finals against the San Antonio Spurs. Adjustments they made, managing 111 points. Yet they still lost, allowing 120 points. The Thunder can't win the ser...

    Blog | May 30, 2012
  6. What Does OKC Need to Change on Offense?

    Sebastian Pruiti

    The Oklahoma City Thunder only lost to the San Antonio Spurs by three points in Game 1, but the score doesn't tell the whole story. The Spurs dominated the fourth quarter, scoring 39 points and wrapping up the game before the final minute. Oklahoma C...

    Blog | May 29, 2012
  7. The Coming Western War: Oklahoma CitySan Antonio Preview

    Sebastian Pruiti

    So far in the playoffs, neither the San Antonio Spurs nor the Oklahoma City Thunder have been truly tested. But when they face each other in the Western Conference Finals, I'm expecting that to change for both teams. They both score efficiently, but ...

    Blog | May 25, 2012
  8. The Perfect Execution of the San Antonio Spurs

    Sebastian Pruiti

    When commentators and analysts look back at the San Antonio Spurs' sweep of the Los Angeles Clippers, many of them will focus on the Spurs' 24-0 run from Game 3. But they were successful because they continually out-executed the Clippers on offense, ...

    Blog | May 21, 2012
  9. How San Antonio Contained Chris Paul

    Sebastian Pruiti

    Despite having the best regular-season record, the San Antonio Spurs had some problems on defense — particularly containing ball handlers in pick-and-roll situations. According to Synergy Sports, they were last in the league in terms of points ...

    Blog | May 16, 2012
  10. San Antonio's Full-Court Buzzer-Beater

    Sebastian Pruiti

    In Game 3 of their series against the Utah Jazz, the San Antonio Spurs were trailing by one point toward the end of the first half. Following a Jazz shot clock violation, Gregg Popovich called a timeout to set up a play with 3.4 seconds left in the h...

    Blog | May 07, 2012
  11. Mike Brown Uses an Old Spurs Action to get Kobe a Look

    Sebastian Pruiti

    Before he became the Lakers' coach, Mike Brown worked under Gregg Popovich with the San Antonio Spurs. During his first season in Los Angeles, Brown hasn't used many sets that came from the Spurs — until last night, that is. Tied 93-all against...

    Blog | March 15, 2012
  12. The Closer: Derrick Rose in Crunch Time

    Sebastian Pruiti

    Last night, Derrick Rose had another big game for the Chicago Bulls. Rose scored 29 points on 10-of-23 shooting in the Bulls' 96-89 win over the San Antonio Spurs, and with the game on the line, he showed just how much pressure he puts on a defense. ...

    Blog | March 01, 2012
  13. Breaking Down San Antonio's Go-Ahead 3

    Sebastian Pruiti

    After getting walloped by the Miami Heat in the second half earlier this week, Gregg Popovich and the San Antonio Spurs found themselves in a much tighter endgame Wednesday night against the Orlando Magic. The game was tied at 81 with about 40 second...

    Blog | January 19, 2012