Fans can watch the San Antonio Spurs vs. Oklahoma City Thunder live online and see which team can come out ahead in a critical Game 4.
The game will start Sunday at 8 p.m. ET from Oklahoma City, with coverage on TNT and live streaming video available online (a link to the video can be found below).
After a demoralizing loss in Game 3, the Thunder are looking to come out strong in Sunday's Game 4 to even the series. Much of the blame for Friday's 100-96 loss fell on Russell Westbrook, who scored 31 points but needed 31 shot attempts and took the blame for the team's lack of rhythm on offense.
"Too many shots," said Westbrook (via ESPN). "I've got to do a better job getting guys shots. I've got to get other guys involved, especially to beat this team. Even though I had some shots I (usually) make, I've got to read and find ways to get guys shots. I take the blame."
Fans who watch the San Antonio Spurs vs. Oklahoma City Thunder live online may see Kevin Durant taking on a larger role. He has shot 19-of-30 from inside the three-point arc in the last two games, ESPN noted, including all five shots from inside in Friday's Game 3.
The Thunder had good interior defense as well, holding the Spurs to 20 points in the paint after yielding 90 in the first two games. But the Spurs were able to change gears, instead attacking from the outside and connecting on 10 of 19 three-pointers on Friday.
"They made tough 2s, they made 3s," Durant said. "We did a good job of making them shoot tough shots, but they made them."The Spurs have also shifted gears from their traditional attack this season and postseason. With Tim Duncan, Tony Parker, and Manu Ginobili getting older, it's been LaMarcus Aldridge and Kawhi Leonard leading the Spurs on offense.
Aldridge scored 24 points in Game 3, which actually represented a step back from the 41 points he scored in Game 2 and his 38 points in Game 1, when he didn't even play in the fourth quarter.
While he has excelled as an offensive cornerstone for the Spurs, Aldridge has also done well to adopt the team's selfless mentality.
"It's not about me," he said (via the New York Times). "It's about the team. If it ends up being like that, then fine. But I'm just doing what the game gives me."
As the New York Times noted, the Spurs have also taken a step back from their typical offensive attack to let Aldridge do what he does best.
"The Spurs have built their reputation on passing and movement, but they have been more than happy to let Aldridge engage in a more ponderous form of post-up play. With the Thunder showing him different defensive looks, Aldridge — with a combination of footwork, strength and shot-making ability — has easily dismantled most of them."The approach is working, as the Spurs to this point have rolled through the playoffs as they did during the regular season. They will continue to rely on Aldridge and Leonard to provide offense as the series goes on.
"He's taking his time, being patient, not forcing anything, being smart," the Spurs' Danny Green said. "He's doing a lot for us and taking a lot of pressure off us offensively, because he's carrying that load. We have to have him continue to do that."
Fans who want to watch the San Antonio Spurs vs. Oklahoma City Thunder live online can click here for streaming video through TNT.
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