The Western Conference Finals is now essentially a best-of-three series, which will start on Monday night in the Lone Star State. Join us for 2012 NBA playoff picks for the Game 5 duel between the Oklahoma City Thunder and the San Antonio Spurs.
NBA Matchup: #2 Oklahoma City Thunder @ #1 San Antonio Spurs Game 5
Date: Monday, June 4th, 9:00 p.m. (ET)
Location: AT&T Center, San Antonio, TX
NBA Playoffs Odds: San Antonio -5
NBA TV Schedule: TNT
The Thunder have officially struck back. They really did everything right in their two home games to erase this 2-0 series deficit that they built for themselves here at the AT&T Center. Still, we really think that the Spurs are the better of these two teams, and especially on the road, we just don’t know if Kevin Durant is going to be able to go on a personal run like he did at the end of the game on Saturday against this San Antonio defense. Getting back home is probably going to be just what the doctor ordered for the Spurs, and though we are afraid to be laying much in the way of points in this series, we do think that this is the spot to lay the lumber with the hosts. Remember that the Spurs are 34-5 this year at home from an SU standpoint, and this just isn’t all that many points to be laying for a team that we still think is the superior club when push comes to shove.
NBA Free Pick: San Antonio Spurs -5