- Associated Press - Friday, May 30, 2014

SAN ANTONIO (AP) - Russell Westbrook was ordinary. Serge Ibaka was ineffective.

Everything that worked so well in Oklahoma City was missing Thursday night in San Antonio, and now the Thunder need to win at home to give themselves one more shot at the Spurs on the road.

“We’ve just got to worry about the next game. We’re guaranteed 48 more minutes,” Kevin Durant said. “It’s been an up-and-down series, but we’ve got to find a way to come with it in Game 6. If we want to get to where we want to get to, we’ve got to win in San Antonio, but we’ve got to get to the next game.”

Tim Duncan had 22 points and 12 rebounds, Manu Ginobili scored 19 points and the Spurs rolled to a 117-89 victory on Thursday night to take a 3-2 lead in the Western Conference finals.

Now they can clinch their return to the NBA Finals on the road, where they are the ones taking the beatings in these wacky Western Conference finals.

The Jekyll-and-Hyde series continued between the past two Western Conference champions, as the road team has been thumped in every game of the best-of-seven series.

“This is the craziest series I’ve ever been involved in,” veteran Tim Duncan said.

Game 6 is Saturday in Oklahoma City.

Durant scored 25 points, but Westbrook had only 21 points and seven assists after finishing with 40 points and 10 assists in Game 4.

Kawhi Leonard and Danny Green each had 14 points and Boris Diaw added 13 for the Spurs, who are a win away from returning to the NBA Finals after losing in seven games to Miami last year.

The Spurs returned to the style of play that enabled them to win the series’ first two games by a combined 52 points.

“We gave them everything they wanted,” Oklahoma City coach Scott Brooks said. “They got the dribble drive, they got the 3-point line, and they got to the free-throw line.”

The Spurs were also 13 for 26 on 3-pointers and outrebounded the Thunder 48-35. San Antonio also limited Oklahoma City to four fast-break points after giving up 21 in Game 4.

After losing twice in Oklahoma City by an average of 11 points, San Antonio upped its winning margin in San Antonio to 26.7 points.

Oklahoma City had just 34 points in the second half after scoring 32 in the first quarter.

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