WASHINGTON, May 29 (Xinhua) -- The San Antonio Spurs overwhelmed the Oklahoma City Thunder 117-89 on Thursday, taking a 3-2 lead in the best-of-seven NBA Western Finals series.
The Spurs started Matt Bonner in place of Tiago Splitter to take pressure on Serge Ibaka, and that strategy worked well. Ibaka, who combined 24 points in the last two games, finished with only seven points in 27 minutes.
The Spurs moved within one win from stepping onto the NBA Finals stage for the second consecutive season.
Six Spurs players got double digits. Tim Duncan got 22 points and 12 rebounds, his 154th career double-doubles. There was only one player who had done better than Duncan in NBA history (Magic Johnson, 157).
Kawhi Leonard and Danny Green had 14 points apiece. Boris Diaw finished with 13 points. Tony Parker contributed scored 12 points and four assists.
Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook got 25 and 21 points respectively for the Thunder. Reggie Jackson added 11 points.
The Game Six would take place in Oklahoma City on Saturday.