Christian Petersen/Getty Images
San Antonio Spurs: A
The San Antonio Spurs' second unit was once again an intricate part in the success of the team. The bench players combined for 23 points, 11 rebounds and eight assists.
This included eight points during the fourth quarter, helping extend the Spurs' lead to 77-69 with 8:21 remaining.
Stephen Jackson was the star of the bench, putting up 11 points, five rebounds, three assists and a steal. He also dropped in five points and an assist in the final frame.
Gary Neal added an additional eight points and three assists.
Oklahoma City Thunder: A
The OKC bench was led by the recently acquired Kevin Martin, who posted a quality stat line of 15 points, five assists, two rebounds and one steal in 25 minutes of play.
The timing of his production, however, is what really shines, outweighing any numbers that appear in the box score.
With the Thunder down 61-54 with 3:35 remaining in the third quarter, Martin had a hand in 10 of the team's final 14 points. K-Mart scored five points and dished out two assists, eventually cutting the lead to 65-63 with a jump shot.
Alongside Martin was the likes of Eric Maynor, Nick Collison and Hasheem Thabeet. The three combined for 14 points, six rebounds, three steals and two blocks.
Thabeet himself had two rebounds, two steals and one block in just 12 minutes of play. All in all, the team defense played a phenomenal game.
Overall, OKC's second unit combined for 29 points, eight rebounds, four steals and two blocks