Breaking down Thunder-Spurs series

Updated: May 19, 2014, 11:43 AM ET

The Oklahoma City Thunder swept the San Antonio Spurs during the regular season, but the playoffs are a whole different story. Before they kick off their battle for the Western Conference crown, our panel of experts examines the series.

1. Fact or Fiction: Losing Serge Ibaka changes everything.

J.A. Adande, ESPN.com: Fact. The Thunder were going to need to be at their best to beat the Spurs. That required Ibaka's defensive presence and providing the type of offensive ...

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