The Oklahoma City Thunder came into Game 4 against the San Antonio Spurs needing a win to tie the series at two apiece, and most would predict a steady diet of Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook and James Harden to accomplish that. In a development akin to hell freezing over and Shaquille O'Neal transforming into Dr. Jack Ramsay before our eyes, Kendrick Perkins and Serge Ibaka are the Thunder's two leading scorers, and the Thunder lead the Spurs by 12 points.
Perkins has looked bouncier than he has pretty much all season with a few dunks and he's even hitting jump shots. Ibaka has been known to possess a jumper of some consistency, but he's been less and less confident in it this season. He's been on the money so far in this game — in fact, he hasn't missed a shot — going 6-6 for 14 points. Perkins has 13 points and eight rebounds.
On the other side of the ball, the Spurs big men have been unsurprisingly absent considering what's happening with their opponents. Duncan looks more than a step slow, Splitter had an abysmal stretch to start the second quarter and hasn't played since, and Boris Diaw isn't enough to control the paint on either end, and has been largely invisible. Tony Parker and Manu Ginobili have been active when on the floor, but they haven't made too much of an impact, combining for 12 points.
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