San Antonio used a dominant third quarter to down the Oklahoma City Thunder 112-77 and take a 2-0 lead in the NBA Western Conference finals.
Spurs’ Tony Parker scored 22 points and Danny Green made seven three-pointers in the big win on Wednesday while Tim Duncan added 14 points and 12 rebounds, and Manu Ginobili and Boris Diaw had 11 points apiece off the bench.
“We just did our job. We won our first two games at home and I’m sure they’re going to go back and say ‘we have to do our job and win two games at home’,” Parker said.
Oklahoma City’s Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook each had 15 points, but the third-quarter barrage made spectators of both – not that they accomplished much when they did play.
The star duo combined to shoot 13 for 40, including four for 14 in the third quarter.
With Thunder big man Serge Ibaka out with a calf injury, rookie Kiwi centre Steven Adams played 33 minutes, scoring nine points and grabbing eight rebounds.
Australian guard Patty Mills failed to score a point, going 0-5, in 16 minutes on the court for the Spurs, but collected five rebounds.
While Mills’ Boomer teammate Aron Baynes was tossed into the game late, with the forward-centre adding four points and two rebounds for the Spurs.
Game three is Sunday at Oklahoma City.