Joe D'Amico's NBA 100% 100 Star Winner
Oklahoma City vs. San Antonio,
02/04/2012 20:30 EDT,
Score: 96 - 107
Point Spread: +3/-110 Oklahoma City
Today's winner Oklahoma City over San Antonio. This is my 100 Star Winner.
Oklahoma City owns the best record in the NBA. If they plan on getting to the Finals, they must go through San Antonio. This matchup may very well be a Playoff preview. These teams met back in January in Oklahoma City. The Thunder won by 12, but controlled the pace from the get-go, leading by 21 as the 4th quarter began. Granted, it was one of the first games without Ginobili in the lineup for the Spurs. Right now, San Antonio is still showing signs of weakness on "D" They have won their L3 and covered 4 straight. But the 3 wins were against the bottom three squads in the South West. Memphis (12-11), Houston (13-10), and New Orleans (4-19) aren't exactly considered NBA elite. Durant, Westbrook, and Harden are combining for 65.3 PPG, 16.9 RPG, and each are 80% or better from the line. But it is Serge Ibaka that is the cog that makes the Thunders wheel run. The Forward's presence in the paint and his rebounding prowess is a huge reason for the team's success. OKC is 18-4 SU, winning 6 of their L7, going 3-1 ATS on the road. As a matter of fact, the road team is 7-3 ATS the L10 in this series. The Thunder are 6-2 ATS their L8 games played on the road, 7-3-1 ATS their L11 games played as a 'dog, and 9-4 ATS their L13 games played overall. Take Oklahoma City. Thank you.