Spurs open up playoff by thrashing the Thunder

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By Euronews
Spurs open up playoff by thrashing the Thunder

The San Antonio Spurs drew first blood in their second round NBA playoff on Saturday evening by demolishing the Oklahoma City Thunder in Game one.

The five times champions were in devasting form and never trailed throughout the encounter on home court at the AT&T centre.

LaMarcus Aldridge produced his best game of the season.

He was 18 for 23 from the field, which including his first 3-pointer of the campaign and eventually ended with a game high 38 points.

Kawhi Leonard chipped in with a decent 25 points, five rebounds and five assists in a 22-minute showing for the home side.

The Thunder’s main men were kept relatively quiet on the night with Serge Ibaka hitting 19 points, Kevin Durant 16 and Russell Westbrook 14.

Such was the dominance of the Spurs, head coach Gregg Popovich sat his starters for the entire fourth quarter to rest them for Game 2 on Monday night.

The Texan franchise eventually romped to a 124-92 victory to kick start their playoff in fine fashion.