You could have been forgiven for thinking the Thunder had no shot after the Spurs went up 2-0 on them in the Western Conference finals. San Antonio had won 20 straight games, after all, and looked to have essentially no weaknesses. The Thunder have turned the tide, however, and are now a game away from knocking the Spurs off their prematurely constructed pedestal. San Antonio's big three will need to rediscover their former glory if they want a shot at another championship under Gregg Popovich.

Who's most to blame?

Manu Ginobili, right, scored 34 points in this most recent loss, but the Spurs' big three were less effective than they have been in the past.


Ginobili's new role?

Bringing Ginobili off the bench worked for the Spurs in the first two games, but he performed well in a starting role in Game 5 despite the loss.


Popovich vs. Brooks?

Gregg Popovich is widely considered one of the finest coaches in the game, but is he being one-upped by Scott Brooks?


Game 6 winners?

The Spurs will have to beat the Thunder in Oklahoma City if they want to force a Game 7.


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