— Tyler Lashbrook (@lashy) April 4, 2014
The Spurs were just about to make one of those incredible comebacks they tend to do even when they are resting their star players or packing it in for the night. They had cut Oklahoma City’s lead down to 10 points. Then they tried inbounding the ball and Russell Westbrook did the rest (see: above).
With a 19-game win streak at stake, San Antonio did not seem really to care. There was not the urgency to protect that win streak as Duncan and Parker sat on the bench (Manu Ginobili sat out the entire game).
So, congratulations Thunder. You swept the Spurs and ended their long win streak. If Gregg Popovich could be bothered with such things.
Oklahoma City defeated San Antonio 106-94 at Chesapeake Energy Arena on Thursday. Kevin Durant scored 28 points, continuing his streak of scoring at least 25 points to 39 games, one off Michael Jordan’s record. Westbrook had 27 points. Patty Mills led the Spurs with 21 points.