San Antonio Spurs Able to Rest Starters in Blowout Win Over Oklahoma City Thunder


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The San Antonio Spurs got back to their winning ways on Wednesday, blowing out the Oklahoma City Thunder at home, 130-91.

The second quarter was a big key to victory as the Spurs outscored the Thunder 39-22 over the course of the period.

Oklahoma City, without Kevin Durant or Serge Ibaka, was forced to play catch-up after that but could not do so, finding themselves being out-scored throughout each of the final two quarters.

Now that the game is over, let’s take a look at our studs and duds of the game, along with key statistics.

Studs of the Game

San Antonio Spurs

Tony Parker had a nice bounce back night following his disastrous 3-of-11 performance the night previous against Dallas. Parker finished with a well-rounded final line of 21 points, six rebounds, and six assists. The French guard was also stout on the defensive side of the ball picking up three steals.

Oklahoma City Thunder

Even though it was a night to forget for Thunder fans, Enes Kanter had a great individual performance. The former third-overall pick contributed a 16 point, 10 rebound double-double in the loss. Oklahoma City really didn’t get much help on the boards from their starting frontcourt making it all the more important that Kanter pulled down those 10 rebounds.

Duds of the Game

San Antonio Spurs

There were no Spurs players that particularly struggled against Oklahoma City but since we must hand out this award, we will give it to Manu Ginobili. As stated earlier, Ginobili was not bad, scoring seven points on 1-of-3 shooting, but was not particularly good either, a team-low minus-3.

Oklahoma City Thunder

Russell Westbrook has really been on top of his game recently making his somewhat poor performance on Wednesday quite surprising. The UCLA standout registered 16 points on 5-of-16 shooting along with seven assists and four rebounds. That’s a lot more production than most point guards in this league but with the Thunder hanging on to the eight spot, Westbrook has to do a better job of setting the tone for the offense, especially with Durant out.

Key Numbers

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58: That’s the percent the Spurs shot from the field against the Thunder.When you shoot lights out like that, you are going to be a tough team to beat. Throw in the great ball movement on this San Antonio team and you have a dangerous combo.

40: That’s the shooting percentage of the Thunder on the night. As good as the Spurs offense was, their defense was equally as impressive, bringing the Oklahoma City offense to a standstill. The Thunder essentially had no chance in this one with that awful shooting percentage.

28: That’s the number of assists the Spurs recorded in this game. San Antonio’s offense was in full motion on Wednesday and it showed as they steamrolled the Thunder. When this team plays like this, they are very tough to beat.