Serge Ibaka, Kendrick Perkins and Nick Collison combined to hit 22-of -25 shots in the Thunder’s 109-103 Game 4 victory over San Antonio.
Gregg Popovich has no intention of adjusting his defense to account for the Thunder’s hot-shooting big men.
“Maybe they will do it again, but I don’t think so,” Popovich said. “And we will play the same defense, and if they don’t shoot it as well, it won’t be because of our defense. It will be because they didn’t shoot it as well.”
Ibaka shot a perfect 11-for-11 from the floor in Game 4, with many of his makes coming from beyond fifteen feet.
“That’s what we’re giving up,” Spurs forward Stephen Jackson said, referring to the jumpers. “That’s in our game plan. Some of those jump hooks Perk hit, we’ll live with. Some of those wide-open jumpers, (Ibaka) should hit those. We’re giving them to him.”