Spurs look unstoppable. Can they be beaten?

San Antonio Spurs

The San Antonio Spurs took a 2-0 lead in the Western Conference finals last night, extending a 19 game winning streak to 20.

The Oklahoma City Thunder have it all to do. 16-1 shots when the NBA season tipped off in December, they quickly made themselves one of the clear favourites.

Yet they allowed the San Antonio Spurs to nip in and take the number one stop in the Western Conference, courtesy of a 10 game winning streak from the Spurs to close the regular season.

That has continued through the play-offs, the Spurs demolished the Utah Jazz in the play-off opening round with a 4-0 series win, and then they repeated the same series score against Chris Paul and the LA Clippers.

Surely the Thunder, led by All-Star MVP and regular season top scorer Kevin Durant could put the brakes on their winning run?

It has not happened yet. After two games in San Antonio, Thunder find themselves 2-0 down.

Oklahoma City looked set to win the opener, before a 39-27 fourth quarter fightback helped San Antonio win by just three points 101-98.

Last night the second game was an even more high scoring affair, Thunder put up more than 30 points in both the third and fourth quarters but were unable to prevent a 120-111 defeat.

Tony Parker top scored with 34 points last night, with Manu Ginobili's 26 the highest Spurs scorer in the opener.

A combined 58 point effort from Kevin Durant over both games has not been enough for Thunder.

The joy of the Spurs is the team effort, the passing, and the leadership of veteran Tim Duncan.

Duncan won the NBA rookie of the year award in 1998, and is enjoying a renaissance to a memorable career which has already seen him win four championship rings.

He is playing his best basketball for many a year and it is a joy to behold. This whole Spurs team seem something special.

They have a lot of basketball to play yet though, and need to win two out of potentially five matches against the Thunder to go to the NBA Finals.

The next two matches will be in Oklahoma, and will take on a different feel. They are a must-win for Thunder, and that makes them even more intriguing.

Beyond that the Miami Heat are strong favourites to overcome the Boston Celtics, and we will find out more about how that series is shaping up tonight.

Right now, if you haven't already try to catch a bit of the Spurs-Thunder series, the standard of basketball is as high as ever, and San Antonio and their 20 strong winning streak is a sight to behold.