(SAN ANTONIO) — The San Antonio Spurs held serve in a matchup of the Western Conference’s two best teams.
Tiago Splitter had 21 points and 10 rebounds to help the Spurs defeat the Oklahoma City Thunder, 105-93 on Monday at the AT&T Center.
San Antonio (49-15) halted the Thunder’s five-game winning streak. Tim Duncan added 13 for the Spurs.
“I think everybody played well,” Splitter said. “I was one of them. You play well and you feel better. You want to play well against these kinds of teams, these playoff teams. Of course, we’ve got to stay humble. It’s one more game.”
The Spurs put up a big second quarter, outscoring Oklahoma City (47-17) by 17 points. “Normally teams don’t push us out, so we can’t run our offense,” Oklahoma City coach Scott Brooks said. “They did a good job of being physical with us.”
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John Newsome and Anne Woolsey, CNN