As the San Antonio Spurs have struggled there’s been a noticeable increase in calls for the team to blow it up, focus on the young guys, and begin a full rebuild. Spurs fans got a glimpse of what that could look like as the Oklahoma City Thunder delivered a gut punch to San Antonio’s playoff hopes on Sunday.
San Antonio returned to action on Friday with a solid, all-around victory over the Utah Jazz. The impressive defense and balanced scoring could’ve convinced you that the Spurs had turned a corner over the break. Then the Thunder dismantled them, repeatedly slicing through the Spurs defense on the way to a 131-103 Oklahoma City victory.