Oklahoma City's Late Game Offensive Woes Emerge Again

The story of Game 1 of the Western Conference Finals was Oklahoma City's offensive woes in the fourth quarter, as the team once again failed to get into any sort of rhythm once San Antonio cut down on their turnovers and kept the Thunder out of transition.

Oklahoma City, without a low post threat or any real ball movement, couldn't match the Spurs red-hot offense in the game's final minutes, as Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook and James Harden took turns taking contested jumpers.

With Manu Ginobili orchestrating their offense on the other end of the floor, San Antonio won the fourth quarter 39-27.

The coaching move sure to generate the most discussion was Scott Brooks' decision to stick with Kendrick Perkins for the entire fourth quarter.

While both Serge Ibaka and Nick Collison remained chained to the bench, Tim Duncan helped liberally off of Perkins, who isn't a threat to pass, shoot or dribble with the ball outside of the painted area.

For more on the Spurs, visit Pounding The Rock. For more on the Thunder, visit Welcome To Loud City.

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