When you think about playoff basketball, a certain type of game comes to mind: slow, grind-it-out halfcourt basketball with defensive-minded teams, hard fouls and short benches.
That's not going to be what the Western Conference finals are all about.
The San Antonio Spurs and Oklahoma City Thunder do care about defense and play it pretty well. But that's not what got them this far. Both teams blew through their Western competition including an astounding 16-1 combined record so far in the playoffs by using a lot of players, running at every opportunity and shooting tons of 3-pointers. Don't expect them to stop now.
It's going to be fun to watch. Speed vs. speed. Both teams want to run. Everyone who's played them has focused on trying to slow them down. But when two running teams meet, it's release the hounds!
It probably comes as no surprise to hear that about the Thunder, a team full of young guys who can run all day. Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook a...