Sefolosha Sparks Thunder to 102-82 Win Over Spurs


San Antonio Spurs' Stephen Jackson (3) scores a basket during the second half of game three of the NBA Western Conference Finals in Oklahoma City, Okla. on Thursday, May 31, 2012. (Kin Man Hui / Kin Man Hui / San

James Harden stared at Tiago Splitter, and the Spurs stared at the floor. About the time Patty Mills checked in, the winning streak looked so wobbly, it needed one of Tim Duncan's knee braces for support. The flow of energy is

There's probably not a more cerebral or mild-mannered team in the NBA than the Spurs, who are making basketball look so easy that sometimes their coach has to remind them a good street fight might not be so bad. Gregg Popovich gave them a rallying cry

In a Western Conference finals filled with established stars, Thabo Sefolosha used a stretch of defensive excellence to turn the momentum in the Oklahoma City Thunder's favor and stop a dominant seven-week run by the San Antonio Spurs.

James Harden stared at Tiago Splitter, and the Spurs stared at the floor. About the time Patty Mills checked in, the winning streak looked so wobbly, it needed one of Tim Duncan's knee braces for support. The flow of energy is

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