Although he did lead the team with nine rebounds, Duncan was never able to make his presence felt offensively. The five-time champion connected on just one of his eight shots and failed to get to the free throw line for the first time this postseason. It's good to see him being active on the glass, but San Antonio will need him to be more aggressive on the offensive end if they hope to make another deep playoff run.
Durant dominated the second half, helping Oklahoma City city fend off multiple comebacks with a series of clutch buckets in the fourth quarter. The former MVP is playing well in his first playoff action since May 2014, averaging 24.9 points and 6.7 rebounds in seven games. He'll continue to be the go-to score for the Thunder during their postseason run.
It was a poor shooting night for Green, but he was hardly the only Spur to struggle with his shot on Monday. His only made baskets were his three successful attempts from downtown, although he was the lone player to connect on multiple threes for San Antonio. The springy guard also made his presence felt on the defensive end, racking up a game-high four steals. Despite his low scoring output, Green is now shooting an even 50.0 percent from behind the arc this postseason and will continue to see looks in the team's well-oiled offense.
Aldridge has been an absolute juggernaut in this semifinal round, becoming the first Spurs player since George Gervin to score 38-plus points in consecutive playoff games. San Antonio made just one of their first 13 shots and struggled offensively throughout, relying on the 10-year veteran to provide basket after basket. Aldridge is now averaging a ridiculous 39.5 points on 75.0 percent shooting over the first two games of the series.
The All-Star struggled with his outside shot, but he notched his second double-double of the postseason and was stellar on the defensive end. Millsap's shot should eventually fall, but he retains value even when he struggles in that regard due to the well-rounded nature of his game.
The swingman played well versus Boston in the first round, but he took his game to a new level Monday, notching his first double-double of the postseason. Bazemore should receive all the minutes he can handle in this series as a primary defensive option versus LeBron James, and he is more than capable of producing across the board in expanded playing time.
The King was excellent in the previous round versus Detroit, and he picked up exactly where he left off Monday, leading the Cavs in scoring and assists while compiling strong defensive contributions as well. He has been more assertive on offense this postseason, and that trend should continue even more so as the series progresses.
The rookie had a disappointing season while dealing with recurring back issues which limited his on-court appearances to just three. The fact that he won't need a second surgery on his back is certainty good news, but even good health for the 2016-17 season doesn't guarantee the former Wisconsin standout playing time with Trevor Ariza, Corey Brewer, and K.J. MacDaniels already under contract for next season.
McAdoo has seen the hardwood in each of the Warriors' last four postseason games, but hasn't played more than eight minutes in any contest. It looks like most of the second-year forward's usage will be reserved for garbage time during the playoffs.
The 12 boards were Barnes' most of the season, and a welcome development after he combined for nine boards in the final three games of the Warriors' first-round series with the Rockets. The Warriors may need Barnes to step up his offensive contributions if Stephen Curry (knee) ends up missing a few more games, but he at least was efficient from the field Sunday, hitting more than half his shot attempts for the first time in this postseason.