I rag on Oklahoma City Thunder coach Scott Brooks a lot, but there’s not much he can do about the fundamental problem the Thunder have defensively against the Spurs. Even if he plays defensive ace Thabo Sefolosha more, he still needs either Russell Westbrook or James Harden to step up and play better pick-and-roll defense on Tony Parker and/or Manu Ginobili. That’s really tough for either of them right now.
Very few teams have two great playmakers like this, but the Spurs do. That’s putting the Thunder’s two star guards in a tough position.