1. OKC could very well have the two best players in the series. With all due respect to Tony Parker, Russell Westbrook has the potential to play at a higher level. When his jump shot is going – as it was against L.A. – there are few tougher covers in basketball. Point guard? Shooting guard? Doesn’t matter. As long as he keeps making buckets and keeping defenses honest, OKC boasts a two-headed monster that will keep Coach Pop up at night.
2. San Antonio has better depth, though. Even with Sixth Man of the Year James Harden, Oklahoma City can’t match San Antonio depth-wise. Manu Ginobili is still Manu Ginobili and that bench is chock-full of young impact players. Kawhi Leonard, Dejuan Blair and Tiago Splitter represent the future in San Antonio but they’re finding ways to contribute right now. Derrick Fisher and Daquan Cook don’t inspire as much confidence.