SAN ANTONIO – The “hole” just kept getting deeper.

Down six to the San Antonio Spurs after the first quarter and 11 at the half, the Thunder suddenly was staring at a 22-point deficit with less than 17 minutes remaining in Game 2 of the Western Conference Finals.

An 8-0 run in 1 minute, 29 seconds pulled the Thunder within 80-66. Shots were starting to fall, the Spurs were starting to miss and, most important, the Thunder was getting to the free-throw line.

With 5:40 remaining in the game, the Thunder was within six points.