(OKLAHOMA CITY) — The streak has been snapped. The San Antonio Spurs entered game 3 of their Western Conference Finals with a 20-game winning streak dating back to the regular season but after Thursday night, they’ll look to start a new one.
The Oklahoma City Thunder ran the Spurs out of the building with a 102-82 victory. San Antonio still leads the series 2-1.
Thabo Sefolosha was the game three hero for the Thunder with 19 points and played stellar defense on Spurs guard Tony Parker all night.
“I’m just happy we won, I know my role playing defense and I think tonight as a team we did a great job at that,” said Sefolosha. “I’m just happy for the team that we won.”
Thunder head coach Scott Brooks enjoyed watching his team play the way they did on Thursday night.
“I’m proud of all of our guys, that’s what we do and that’s what we have to continue to do,” said Brooks. “We’ve done nothing other than win our home game; we’ve got a tough one Saturday night.”
Kevin Durant led the Thunder in scoring with 22 points and Russell Westbrook scored 10 and dished out 9 assists. Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich says his team just got out-played.
“They played very well, they played like it was a close out game, both offensively and defensively,” said Popovich. “They were very active, physical; they moved the ball well on offense. They did all those things better than we did.”
Tim Duncan scored 11 in the loss and Tony Parker was held to 16. Game 4 will be on Saturday night.
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James Hanlon, CNN