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Spurs vs. Thunder - Fraternizing with the Enemy: Adjusting and stretching

Five games. Five blowouts. Game 6 is in Oklahoma City tonight and the question are: What did the Spurs do in Game 5, and what can the Thunder do to counter them in Game 6? Or does any of that matter what with the home team dominating every contest so far?

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During the Western Conference Finals, J.A. Sherman of Welcome to Loud City and J.R. Wilco of Pounding the Rock will be discussing all things Spurs/Thunder and ThunderSpurs. The first installment is here. The second installment was in two parts, here and here. The third installment is here. The fourth is here. And the fifth is below ...

... in a brand new format. Instead of making you guys wait for the entire conversation to be done before you get to see it, we're using ReplyAll to bring it to you as it happens. So keep checking back as the discussion continues throughout Thursday, and right up to game time.

J.R. Wilco
Matt Bonner started. I'm still trying to wrap my brain around it. The Red Mamba was announced as one of the starting five. Coach B began a playoff game on the floor with Tim Duncan, Tony Parker and Kawhi Leonard. As stunning as that development is, I'm not sure it made that big of a difference. How about you?

And Duncan, who has seen more than a few playoff series, said that this one is the craziest he's ever been a part of. I think I have to believe him. And I'm ready to go beyond the thought of determining just how insane the WCF are, and ask you whether you think any of these games will be competitive. What do you think?

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