Tonight is Game 3 of the Western Conference Finals featuring the San Antonio Spurs vs. the Oklahoma City Thunder in the 2014 NBA Playoffs. Tonight's game will tip off live from Chesapeake Energy Arena in downtown Oklahoma City according to a May 25 Bleacher Report article. The game will air on TV, and if you are not near a TV this Memorial Day Weekend, you can also check out a live stream video of the showdown in OKC.
San Antonio leads the series 2-0, which makes tonight's game a must win for Oklahoma City. Of course, in the first two games of the series, the Thunder took the floor without one of its key players, Serge Ibaka. After a calf injury in Game 6 against the Clippers, it appeared as if Ibaka would be out for the remainder of the 2014 NBA Playoffs. Apparently he has healed quickly, and he will start tonight in OKC.
Will the Oklahoma City trio of the 2014 NBA MVP Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook, and Serge Ibaka be enough to give the Thunder a fighting chance against Tony Parker and the Spurs. They have a huge deficit to make up in the 2014 Western Conference Finals, but if any team can do it, it would be OKC. In fact, in 2012, the Thunder did just that. They overcame a 2-0 deficit to beat San Antonio and headed to the NBA Finals where the Miami Heat ended up winning the series.
This is what the squad intends to win four straight against the Spurs again this season. However, they also intend to play in the 2014 NBA Finals and win this year instead of lose. With Kevin Durant's MVP award, and the way the team has played and overcome injuries this season, it seems as if this is their time. The team believes it and the fans believe it. Will it happen? Tune in tonight at 8:30 p.m. on TNT. If you can't watch on TV, catch the live stream video on TNT Overtime on your smartphone, tablet, computer, or other streaming media device.