The San Antonio Spurs have matched an NBA record by winning six consecutive home playoff games by at least 15 points, per ESPN Stats & Info. The record-tying win came Wednesday night, when San Antonio beat the Oklahoma City Thunder by 35 points for the third-largest margin of victory in franchise playoff history, per NBA.com/stats.
The Spurs didn't look the part of a powerhouse in the first round, going to seven games with the eighth-seeded Dallas Mavericks in what was admittedly a tough matchup. Something clicked in Game 7 of that series, as the Spurs cruised to a 119-96 victory behind 32 points from Tony Parker.
A Western Conference semifinals dismantling of the Portland Trail Blazers came next, with the Spurs needing just five games to finish off the season's most improved team. San Antonio lost Game 4 by a score of 103-92 but won the other games by margins of 24, 17, 15 and 22 points.
The Thunder—sans injured forward Serge Ibaka—looked completely overmatched in the first two games of the Western Conference Finals. They were outscored by an incredible 52 points, setting an NBA record for the largest scoring differential through the first two games of a conference finals, per ESPN Stats & Info.
While it would be unwise to completely count OKC out before it's even played at home, the Spurs are arguably playing the best basketball the NBA has seen since the Miami Heat's historic 27-game winning streak last season.
San Antonio has set a number of records this postseason, most notably with Tim Duncan, Manu Ginobili and Tony Parker overtaking the Los Angeles Lakers' Magic Johnson, Michael Cooper and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar as the winningest trio in NBA playoffs history, per NBA.com/stats.
The Spurs' Big Three set the record in Wednesday's game, picking up their 111th win together. The 35-point margin of victory was the trio's second best in postseason play, surpassed only by a 36-point victory over the Miami Heat in Game 3 of last year's NBA Finals.
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