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Spurs look to close out wild series with Thunder filled with blowouts, lineup changes

  • Oklahoma City Thunder forward Kevin Durant, left, shoots against San Antonio Spurs forward Tim Duncan during the second half of Game 5 of the NBA basketball Western Conference finals, Thursday, May 29, 2014, in San Antonio. San Antonio won 117-89. (AP Photo/Darren Abate)

    Oklahoma City Thunder forward Kevin Durant, left, shoots against San Antonio Spurs forward Tim Duncan during the second half of Game 5 of the NBA basketball Western Conference finals, Thursday, May 29, 2014, in San Antonio. San Antonio won 117-89. (AP Photo/Darren Abate)  (The Associated Press)

  • San Antonio Spurs' Manu Ginobili, left, drives to the basket over Oklahoma City Thunder's Caron Butler during the second half of Game 5 of the Western Conference finals NBA basketball playoff series, Thursday, May 29, 2014, in San Antonio. San Antonio won 117-89. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

    San Antonio Spurs' Manu Ginobili, left, drives to the basket over Oklahoma City Thunder's Caron Butler during the second half of Game 5 of the Western Conference finals NBA basketball playoff series, Thursday, May 29, 2014, in San Antonio. San Antonio won 117-89. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)  (The Associated Press)

  • San Antonio Spurs' Kawhi Leonard (2) shoots over Oklahoma City Thunder's Kevin Durant (35) and Serge Ibaka (9) during the second half of Game 5 of the Western Conference finals NBA basketball playoff series, Thursday, May 29, 2014, in San Antonio. San Antonio won 117-89. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

    San Antonio Spurs' Kawhi Leonard (2) shoots over Oklahoma City Thunder's Kevin Durant (35) and Serge Ibaka (9) during the second half of Game 5 of the Western Conference finals NBA basketball playoff series, Thursday, May 29, 2014, in San Antonio. San Antonio won 117-89. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)  (The Associated Press)

Oklahoma City and San Antonio have produced a Western Conference finals that players and coaches say is one of the wildest they have been involved with.

The matchup has been filled with blowouts and dramatic lineup changes. San Antonio leads the series 3-2, and can close it out Saturday in Oklahoma City.

The Thunder made with the first major lineup shifts. Serge Ibaka returned after suffering what was thought to be a season-ending left calf strain, and Reggie Jackson moved into the starting lineup to help the Thunder dominate Games 3 and 4 at home.

In Game 5 in San Antonio, the Spurs' decision to play outside shooters as post players alongside Tim Duncan helped the team's floor spacing, and the Spurs rolled to a 117-89 win.

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