A few days ago we asked for your predictions on the Thunder-Spurs matchup, and about 31% of you voted that San Antonio would win the series in six games. Jenni Carlson of NewsOK feels confident enough to disagree that she's compiled a list of 18 reasons why the Thunder can beat the Spurs. Her colleague, John Rohde (also of NewsOK), decided to look at the interesting connections between the two teams as we wait for the start of the Western Conference Finals:
- Rohde revists Thunder general manager Sam Presti's humble beginnings as a video coordinator intern with the Spurs before becoming the assistant general manager after seven years with the team.
- Here's a complete breakdown of how the current rosters of both teams were built.
- Rohde gives a list of specific members of the Thunder organization (Nazr Mohammed, Maurice Cheeks, and Mark Bryant to name a few) and talks about their history and ties to the Spurs.