SportVU Matchup Data: West Finals Game 1
The San Antonio Spurs opened the Western Conference Finals with a 122-105 home win over the Oklahoma City Thunder on Monday. Take a look at the SportVU data to see which matchups they were able to exploit against the Thunder.
Leonard defending Durant
As expected Kawhi Leonard took a major role in defending Kevin Durant in the opening game of the series. Leonard spent 8:26 on Durant and limited him to 3-of-7 shooting on 27 touches for seven of his points.
Parker defending Westbrook
If Game 1 is any indication, Tony Parker will struggle to stay in front of Russell Westbrook all series long. Westbrook drove the ball seven times in 3:23 of matchup time against Parker.
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Leonard's offense vs. Durant
Kawhi Leonard also highlighted his offensive game, shooting 5-for-11 in almost seven minutes of action being defended by Durant.
Duncan defending Thunder bigs
When Tim Duncan defended Oklahoma City's interior players, offense was almost non-existent. Between Kendrick Perkins, Steven Adams and Nick Collison they combined for just seven touches and 0-for-1 shooting from the floor in 7:13 of matchup time.
While Nick Collison did not contribute much offensively he held opponents to 4-of-12 shooting in the game. He stepped up several times to prevent to impact Kawhi Leonard shots, limiting him to 1-of-5 shooting.