Oklahoma City Thunder vs. San Antonio Spurs 2014 NBA Playoffs Game 1 live stream free will begin today at 6 p.m. PT/9 p.m. ET on Monday, May 19, 2014. The No. 2 seed Thunder will be visiting the No.1 seed Spurs at AT&T Center in San Antonio, Texas. Information on how to watch the Thunder vs. Spurs, Spurs vs. Thunder Game 1 online live stream free can be found below.
The Spurs eliminated the Trail Blazers with five games, winning four and losing one. In almost every win, San Antonio dominated the game with double-digit lead, shutting down any chances of hope for Portland to catch up.
Tony Parker led in scoring and his team's defense limited Portland to 37.8 percent shooting, Even LaMarcus Aldridge, who averaged 29.8 points in the first-round series against Houston Rockets, was limited in scoring under the relentless defense from Tim Duncan and Tiago Splitter.
The Thunder also came through to the Western Conference Final by defeating the Los Angeles Clippers with four wins and two losses. While MVP Kevin Durant was triple-teamed by Chris Paul and others, Russell Westbrook and Spurs teammates took advantage of the lose-ends and effectively winning the series.
Going into Game 1 with Thunder, the Spurs is shooting at 49 percent from the field as a team in the postseason. While Tim Duncan and Manu Ginobili are among the oldest players in NBA, they will play in their seventh Western Conference finals together.
Durant attributed Spurs' success to the genius of Gregg Popovich, the league's Coach of the Year.
"Their system, they plug guys in and out," he said, according to AP. "They always stick to their same system. They get guys who fit. And they've got a great coach who gets those guys prepared."
While Durant is averaging 31.4 points and 9.5 rebounds, the Spurs are eyeing Westbrook, who is averaging 26.6 points, 8.4 assists and 8.0 rebounds in postseason play.
"He's an incredible talent having a great playoff run," said Duncan, the AP reported. "Some incredible numbers. Just an impressive athlete when you try to stay in front of him. His confidence is there."
Thunder will be playing at a disadvantage as their star defender and league's leader in blocked shots, Serge Ibaka, will be out for the rest of the series after injuring his left calf in Game 6 against the Clippers.
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