Spurs fans confident despite losses

Evened series no cause for alarm


SAN ANTONIO - After Game 3's blowout loss and Saturday's near comeback, Spurs fans have lost little, if any, faith in the team.

"It had to happen, it happens to everybody," said Rudy Rios, who drove up from McAllen to attend Game 5 Monday night. "You can't go all the way. Nobody's perfect but the Spurs are almost there, though."

"We're in the confident boat," added Jacob Otani. "We're good, we're good."

"I'm not worried," Sylvia Graciano. "All they have to do is watch Durant and Westbrook and if they get the rebounds and get the boards and everything, they have home court advantage."

The Spurs went into Oklahoma City on a 20-game win streak but are now on a two-game losing streak.

The Thunder are now 7-0 at home in the playoffs and had the second best home winning percentage in the league in the regular season.

Many fans brushed off the losses that have turned this round into a best-of-three series.

"There are games that aren't supposed to be lost but are expected," said Annette Tynan. "Oklahoma's a really good team."

"Well now they're back home and they're going to have 150 percent of our momentum as well," added Sylvia Graciano.

Most fans expect the Thunder to go silent soon, even before they'd have to sweat out an all-or-nothing game seven back in San Antonio.

"I'm more confident right now baby, we're at home," said Otani. "We'll take it today and we'll go back to OKC and take care of everything over there."

"They'll bring it back together," added Rios. "Next two games they're going to be gone."

Just 14 teams in league history have battled back to win a best-of-7 series after losing the first two games. Three of those teams did it in the conference finals.

Game 5 is Monday in San Antonio. Game 6 is Wednesday in Oklahoma City. Game 7, if necessary, will be on Friday in San Antonio.

Every game is scheduled to begin at 8 p.m.


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