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The NBA announced its MVP through the week and not one person would have been surprised to see the magician, Steph Curry win back-to-back trophies. In fact, all 121 media judges voted him the game’s number one player; the first time that has happened in NBA history. Just a day earlier, Curry became the only player in NBA playoff history to score 17 points in overtime. In that game, Curry missed all of his first 10 three-point attempts to eventually find form in the fourth quarter and finish the match with 40 points as Golden State raced to a 3-1 series lead over the Portland Trail Blazers. Prior to Curry’s incredible late burst, the likes of Draymond Green, Klay Thompson and Australia’s Andrew Bogut held the fort.

With Toronto and Miami tied at two apiece in the Eastern Conference, the Cavaliers’ second consecutive 4-0 playoffs win means they await the series winner between the Raptors and Heat. This week, Cleveland completed the rout of Atlanta 4-0.

Back in the Western Conference Playoffs, the Thunder shot out to a 3-2 series lead against the Spurs after winning game five by four points at San Antonio’s AT&T Center. Australia’s Patty Mills scored four points in his limited minutes for the home team, but it was the brilliance of Russell Westbrook and Kevin Durant for the Thunder who reversed a fourth quarter deficit to score an unlikely win. Ominously for the Spurs, the away team only has a 16 per cent win rate on the road when trailing a playoffs series 3-2.

With game six to take place in Oklahoma, the Spurs will need their incredible contingent of NBA talent to shine to stand any chance of taking the series to a decider, which will be held at the Spurs’ home base.



TRAIL BLAZERS at WARRIORS

Thursday, May 12, 12:30pm (AEST) @ Oracle Arena, California

  • The leading point scorer for the Trail Blazers in the playoffs this season is Damian Lillard, who is averaging 26.3 points per game. He also leads the assists count with 6.2 per game. Mason Plumlee leads the way with 12.4 rebounds per game.
  • The leading point scorer for the Warriors in the playoffs this season is Klay Thompson, who is averaging 26.6 points per game. Draymond Green leads the way in rebounds and assists with 10.3 and 7.1 per game respectively.
  • The over/under so far this series is 3/1 and overall, the Trail Blazers’ over/under record in 2015-16 is 49/43. Golden State’s season over/under is 49/42.
  • The Warriors’ record at home this season is the best of any team in the competition at 44-2, including their last seven at Oracle Arena.
  • The Trail Blazers’ record on the road this season is 17-29 including four losses in their last five away games.
  • In the playoffs so far, the Trail Blazers are 5th in points per game, 6th in assists 1st in rebounds and 13th in opponent’s points per game.
  • In the playoffs so far, the Warriors are 1st I n points per game, 1st in assists, 5th in rebounds and 9th in opponent’s points per game.

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SPURS at THUNDER

Friday, May 13, 10:00am (AEST) @ Chesapeake Arena, Oklahoma

  • The leading point scorer for the Thunder in the playoffs this season is Kevin Durant, who averages 26.8 points per game. Steven Adams leads the rebounds with 9.7 per game and Russell Westbrook leads the assists with 10.9 per game.
  • The leading point scorer for the Spurs in the playoffs this season is LaMarcus Aldridge, who averages 22.6 points per game. Aldridge also leads the rebound count with 7.5 per game and Tony Parker averages the most assists with 5.6 per game.
  • The over/under so far this series is 2/3 and overall, the Thunder’s over/under record in 2015-16 is 43/49. San Antonio’s season over/under is 38/53.
  • Oklahoma City’s home record is 35-12 and they and they have won nine of their last 10 matches at Chesapeake Energy Arena.
  • San Antonio’s away record so far this season is 30-15 and they have won their last four matches on the road, including a last start win at Chesapeake Arena.
  • The Spurs’ loss at home to the Thunder was just their third home court defeat in 2015-16, but their 2nd to Oklahoma City in 8 days.
  • In the playoffs so far, the Thunder are 3rd in points per game, 9th in assists, 6th in rebounds and 6th in opponent’s points per game.
  • In the playoffs so far, the Spurs are 4th in points per game, 4th in assists, 11th in rebounds and 1st in opponent’s points per game.
  • Russell Westbrook (35 Pts, 9 Ast) and Kevin Durant (23 Pts, 5 Ast) scored or assisted on 80 of the Thunder's 95 points in their game five win over the Spurs.

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