OKLAHOMA CITY -- With one simple defensive switch the Thunder made Game 4 relevant.
Coach Scott Brooks said the players just put out a better effort, and yeah, no holes in that story, but moving Super Swiss Thabo Sefolosha in front of Tony Parker wasn't just the answer for the Thunder.
It was a solution for the rest of the series while, at the same time, it created questions for San Antonio.
Instead of wondering when the Riverwalk parade starts, the Spurs now get to figure out what adjustments they need to make.
A loss by the Thunder in Game 3 and there's no way around it, the Spurs were winning the series, and they still might. But with an OKC win? A win like the Thunder put together, slowing down Parker, while at the same time dominating San Antonio on the way to an 102-82 win, creates issues for San Antonio.
It's a series now, not a Spurs coronation. Game 3 was all about what Sefolosha did -- which was an impressive task. But Game 4 and the rest of the series is now suddenly...