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Thoughts on Spurs, Westbrook, more

This is an excerpt from today's edition of 5-on-5:

Fact or Fiction: For the Spurs, this is 2012 all over again.

Faction. It undeniably feels a lot like 2012. In some ways, it has to feel worse for San Antonio, with everyone in black and silver undoubtedly aware that their only two wins this season in eight tries against the Thunder came with Ibaka in street clothes. But I hesitate to say full-on Fact because I see San Antonio winning Game 5. Do I have a great tactical explanation to back that claim? Not really. Just have a feeling San Antonio is going to play a lot better back home.

Fact or Fiction: Russell Westbrook is a top-five player in the NBA.

Fiction. He's just not consistent enough on a daily basis to make it that high on my list. Knowing what you're going to get from a guy is a skill, too. Russ is an absolute force of nature and, as San Antonio knows all too well, devastating on most days. Not going to top five, though. Not for me.

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