And Then It Happened

Just two blog entries before, I wrote:

Look at it this way.. all of OKC's Big Three got 40+ PRA in Game 2. And still they lost. What more can the three do??? I know! Wish the Spurs have a bad game :) The Spurs have won 20 straight, and they'll eventually have a bad game; but no one is betting they'll bump into it real soon. 

So it happened. The winning streak ended. It got so ugly for the Spurs that Coach Pop sat his starters early in the fourth quarter. It was three quarters of basketball where the Thunder played unselfish basketball and the Spurs played like they ran out of water from the fountain of youth.

So are we picking Spurs now for DTTF? Absolutely not. It will have to take the Thunder to win three straight games to be up 3-2 for us to change our pick plans. Look for the Spurs to turn this around in the next game. You just had to look at the Spurs' eyes at the bench in the fourth quarter to know they're already focused on Game 4.

Up next is Serge Ibaka, for no particular reason than being the 4th guy in line.

Now, that's a potential 15 to 20 PRA only and by far the lowest expectation from a pick I have these playoffs. There are other bigger alternatives (like Tony Parker, Tim Duncan and Manu Ginobili), but I am saving the Spurs for the Finals as I don't have anyone relevant left from the East bracket. Have to stay in the game.