Danny Green is playing out of his mind right now.
Over his last three games, Green is shooting 71% from the field and 71.4% from three-point range. No, that is not a typo. The man is actually shooting above 70% from the field over a three game span. He has an unreal 22/31 overall from the field and 15/21 from behind the arc.
This incredibly green (ha) shooting chart posted by the NBA.com/Stats yesterday shows how locked in Green has been over his last three games:
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Green is not the only one making it look easy in San Antonio right now. The whole team is simply dominating. The Spurs have won seven out of their last eight games. In those victories, they are winning by an average of 21.9 points.
Yesterday’s victory marked the 111th playoff win for Duncan, Ginobili, and Parker together on the Spurs. That is more than any other trio, surpassing the Lakers famed three man squad of Kareem Abdul-Jabaar, Magic Johnson, and Michael Cooper.
The Thunder have to achieve something incredibly rare if they are to move on to the Finals. Of the 255 teams in NBA history to be down 0-2 in a playoff series, only 16 were able to come back and advance. One of those 16 teams was the 2012 Thunder, so they at least have that going for them.
Good luck, KD. It’s going to take a lot more than Russell Westbrook yelling at you to get your team back in this one. I’d start with moving Russell Westbrook over to shooting guard and getting Reggie Jackson in the starting lineup. Popovich called Jackson a Spurs killer during the regular season, and I’d take that as a hint if I were Scott Brooks.