Game Links: Spurs vs Thunder-Game 6

Tom Pennington

The Spurs corralled the Mavericks, cut off the Trail Blazers and laid down the Thunder. The battle tested Spurs go home and await the rematch.

Game Flow | Shot Chart

El Conclusión: As always, 48 Minutes of Hell, has the Grade Book posted.  Nice assessment on Coach Popovich.  (Even when Pounders were second guessing, Pop made a ton of great moves on the night.)

On Project Spurs, Paul Garcia notes that "the Spurs’ bench has been an integral part in each series victory".  James Carville would probably say, ‘It’s the bench, stupid’-Spurs bench outscored the Thunder bench 51-5. 

Nice recap on the NY Times.  Take a glance, if only for the look on Durant’s face as Duncan attempts the dunk (in which he was clearly fouled).

Check out Marc Stein’s article on the Pop and Timmy relationship.  If you haven’t done so already, get on it, it’s a must read.

Via CBS Sports, there are multiple ways to digest the Series in Review: GameTracker | Instant reaction | Court Vision | Duncan finishes job

Looking ahead: Spurs and Heat meet in NBA Finals once again.

Check out the video in this recap, via ESPN.  The portion that has Kawhi’s dunk must be gif’ed by one of our experts.  You’ll know it when you see it- :15 - :28.

Here are your Twitter reactions, courtesy of the Oklahoman.

Pictures can paint a thousand words: Game 6 in pictures.

Oklahoma City Thunder notebook: Gregg Popovich with kind words for Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook. (Nice quotes from Pop on Page 1 and Page 2)

Most remember how Doris Burke felt after getting Pop’d (video), but there is more to the story (article) that Doris shared on the Grantland Podcast (full podcast).Barry Tramel simply states: The truth may hurt, but the better team won.

Videos:

It’s a celebration Pounders:  Post game trophy presentation with Peter Holt and George "The Iceman" Gervin.  (Listen to the Big Boss talk, as well as Manu Ginobili)

Post-Game Interviews
Coach Gregg Popovich, Tim Duncan, Manu Ginobili, Kawhi Leonard, Boris Diaw, and Danny Green.

Kawhi Leonard, "Posterizes And Demoralizes" Serge Ibaka.

Here is Kawhi’s block that led to a Tim Duncan fade away.

Crunch time can often be predictable, but not always the case for the Spurs. Here’s what makes the Spurs different.

Spurs Advance Thanks To More Options-Uh…yeah!

Last Video Highlights:  Go Spurs!

Next Up: The Rematch

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