Game #74: Thunder Hits Hard in San Antonio!
Kevin Durant scored 31 against the Spurs.
San Antonio, Texas — Kevin Durant came in and stole the show. He scored 31 points to lead his Oklahoma City Thunder to their second straight win against the San Antonio Spurs Tuesday night.
Durant didn’t do it alone. He had help from three other starters that each pitched in 16 points. Russell Westbrook, Nenad Krstic and Jeff Green each put in their part in the teams 96 to 95 win.
Tim Duncan and the Spurs could not get anything going as Head Coach Gregg Popovich did a little switching of the lineup tonight. Manu Ginobili got the start ahead of Roger Mason Jr.
I honestly didn’t see why he (Coach Pop) would do something like this when Mason has been playing very well and Ginobili has been coming off of the bench doing what he does best and that is add that spark the team needs.
All and all the Spurs saw themselves down by as much as 17 and the big three well didn’t own up to that.
Tony Parker finished with 11 points, Manu Ginobili with 17 and the big man Tim Duncan finished with a team high 21.
This marks the second time this month the Spurs have taken a loss by the heads of the NBA’s newest franchise.
For some reason this team has our number this go around. Spurs now have a couple of days rest until they pack up to leave for Indiana where they will take on the Pacers.