Spurs Roll Thunder – NBA Roundup
SAN ANTONIO (AP)— The San Antonio Spurs blew by the Oklahoma City Thunder 112-77 to take a 2-0 advantage in the Western Conference final.
Tony Parker led the way with 22 points. Danny Green added 21 on seven 3-pointers. Tim Duncan contributed 14 points and 12 boards in just 29 minutes of action.
Oklahoma City's Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook each had 15 but combined to shoot just 13 of 40 for the game.
The scene now moves to Oklahoma City for the next two games, starting Sunday night.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana's Paul George suffered a concussion in Tuesday night's playoff loss to Miami and his status for the rest of the series is up in the air. The Pacers star guard suffered the injury when he collided with Dwyane Wade in the fourth quarter. George told reporters after the game he blacked out, something the team says it wasn't told initially.
George will have to undergo NBA-mandated testing before he's cleared to play again. The series resumes in Miami Saturday tied at a game each.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Two people with knowledge of the situation have told The Associated Press that the Timberwolves have received permission to interview the Grizzlies' Dave Joerger for their head coaching vacancy. The people, who requested anonymity because the Timberwolves are not commenting publicly on their coaching candidates, say he will interview for the job on Thursday.
Joerger is a Minnesota native who went 50-32 in his first season as Grizzlies coach last season.
After owner Robert Pera fired CEO Jason Levien and director of player personnel Stu Lash, Joerger's job security was called into question.
Minnesota is looking for a replacement for Rick Adelman, who retired after last season.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — In a late-night Tuesday meeting, the Sacramento City Council by a vote of 7-2 approved a package for a new arena for the NBA Kings. Construction on the $477 million facility will start this summer with an eye on being ready for the 2016-17 season.