SportVU Matchup Data: West Finals Game 2
The San Antonio Spurs rolled to a 35-point win over the Oklahoma City Thunder on Wednesday and the SportVU data highlights some of that domination. Take a closer look at Tony Parker's scoring on drives, Russell Westbrook's poor shooting night and Thabo Sefolosha's second straight scoreless game.
Tony Parker's effective drives
While Parker is hovering around his regular season average of 10.25 drives per game, he is scoring at a rate of 1.05 points per drive in this series compared to his season average of .62. Despite his woes on the offensive end, Westbrook has clearly done the best job of keeping Parker on the perimeter, allowing just four points on three drives.
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Thabo Sefolosha held scoreless again
Lack of production from the Thunder supporting cast has been a critical issue through the first two games. Thabo Sefolosha is still yet to register a point in the series, lacking initiative with just one drive in the series and getting stifled from the field by the backcourt pair of Tony Parker and Danny Green.
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Russell Westbrook's shooting struggles
Despite remaining aggressive with 13 drives, Westbrook really struggled from the field in Game 2. Against Spurs defenders that guarded him for at least a minute he shot 27% without getting to the free throw line once.