Originally posted on Bloguin Best  |  Last updated 6/1/12

Every morning, we'll give you five things from the night before in the NBA to start your day.

1: The Spurs...... lose?

This has to be some kind of special effect, right? That was Hollywood CGI that made the Thunder fly all over the court and make more baskets than the Spurs, wasn't it?

After a 20 game winning streak and no losses since April 9, it's hard to believe the Spurs would drop a game again, much less get spanked by 20. But the reality was that it was bound to happen, and when you consider the desperation facing OKC, combined with the fact that they're at home, it was not real surprise that the win came in Game 3.

The Spurs were sloppy and slow, playing at a pace that that netted them their lowest scoring output of the season. The Thunder played for their lives and got the kind of unexpected contributions that you need to beat a team like San Antonio in the playoffs. They made adjustments to put a better defender (Thabo Sefolosha) on Tony Parker that San Antonio will have to counter. The Spurs will obviously need more than 35 points out of the Duncan/Parker/Ginobili trio, but more than that they need more than six points out of their three other staters (Kawhi Leonard, Boris Diaw and Danny Green).

It's still not very likely that the Thunder will beat the Spurs three more times in four tries. But it's not impossible, either. So we'll have to wait and see if this is one of those "smack you in the face" losses for the Spurs that ultimately is good for them, or if it's the beginning of a shift that tilts this series in OKC's favor.

2: Duncan makes history

Tim Duncan last night became the all-time leader in shots blocked during the playoffs.

Add it to the list of his achievements. I could go on and on with obvious statements about Duncan's greatness. I'll spare you all that and just say there's a reason the Spurs have been contenders every year he's been in the league. Congrats, Timmy.

3: HIGHLIGHTS!!!

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