After looking like they couldn't be beaten, the Spurs dropped Games 3 and 4 to the Thunder. Oklahoma City tied up the Western Conference Finals at 2-2 by defeating San Antonio on Saturday night.
Both teams look to take control of the series as Game 5 gets under way at 9 p.m. ET on Monday night. The Thunder visit the Spurs at the AT&T Center in San Antonio. You can watch the game on TNT. If you can't get to a television, you can watch a live stream online here.
The Spurs had their winning streak snapped with their first loss to the Thunder, but they still haven't been beaten at home in a long time. San Antonio hasn't fallen at home since their April 11 loss to the Lakers. In six home games this postseason, the Spurs have won each contest by an average of 15 points.
It's no surprise that San Antonio is favored to take the lead in this series. Oklahoma City is a five-point underdog in this one.
The Thunder played extremely well in the past two games after looking outmatched in Games 1 and 2. The biggest difference was OKC's defense of Tony Parker.
In their two wins, the Spurs point guard averaged 26 points per game on 61 percent shooting. In San Antonio's two losses, Oklahoma City held Parker to 14 points per game on just 41 percent shooting.
Kevin Durant has played as well as expected, but Serge Ibaka has been possibly the biggest surprise. His scoring average went up 13.5 points in the games in Oklahoma City. He took 11 shots in Game 4 and didn't miss one.
Game 5 might be a little bit different than the past two.
PREDICTION: The Spurs will adjust to the Thunder's defense on Parker. San Antonio was the second-highest scoring team in the league, and should score more than the 92.5 they averaged in the last two games. Oklahoma City will probably keep it close, but the Spurs should win and cover the spread.
PREDICTED SCORE: San Antonio over OKC, 110-104