Tonight is Game 1 of the 2014 Western Conference Finals featuring OKC Thunder vs. San Antonio Clippers, and it will air live from the AT&T Center in San Antonio, TX, according to a May 19 NBC Sports report. The game will be on live TV, or you can watch it via live stream video using your smartphone, computer, tablet, or other streaming media device if you are unable to get to a TV during the game.
Both teams are dealing with major players who are injured, and they finished 1 and 2 in the conference, so this should be an exciting series to watch. In the series deciding Game 6 against the Clippers, OKC's Serge Ibaka suffered a calf injury, which will likely keep him benched for the rest of the 2014 NBA Playoffs. Meanwhile, the Spurs' Tony Parker has a pulled hamstring, but he will play tonight. Even so, the injury is likely to cause him some mobility issues.
The Thunder beat the Spurs all four times during this past season. Of course, Serge Ibaka played a lot of minutes during those games, and he will be incredibly difficult to replace. However, both Nick Collison and Steven Adams have had nice success during the playoffs, and it is possible that OKC can adjust their game during this 7 game series. Another interesting fact is that OKC has beat San Antonio 10 out of the last 12 times.
Meanwhile, San Antonio needs Tony Parker at 100 percent to drive to the basket and score. It will be interesting to see how his injury affects him if at all. Tonight's game will likely show how well Parker is.
Tune in to watch Oklahoma City vs. San Antonio tonight at 9 p.m. EDT on TNT. If you cannot get to your TV during the game, the live stream video is available on TNT Overtime. Tune in to see how the Thunder deals with Serge Ibaka's injury, and find out if Tony Parker will truly be healthy enough to finish out the 2014 NBA playoffs.