The San Antonio Spurs were simply outplayed by a hungrier Oklahoma City Thunder team. It’s also safe to say that the Spurs lost because they couldn’t guard Russell Westbrook. Westbrook went for 34 points, 11 assists, 5 rebounds and 5 steals.
The Thunder played without superstar Kevin Durant (right ankle sprain), while the Spurs didn’t have Boris Diaw (flu) and Kawhi Leonard. Westbrook began the game 1/8 from the field, missing mainly layups. He heated up and finished 14-28 and the Thunder never looked back.
Surprisingly both teams shot exactly the same from the field (42-81). A key in the game was the offensive rebounding, as the Thunder had 16 to the Spurs 10.
Now that the game has concluded, we have highlights from the Spurs-Thunder game! Check out the highlights below from NBA Recap YouTube channel and let us know what you think about them in the comments section below!