(SAN ANTONIO) — For his ninth-straight game Kevin Durant scored at least 30 points, this time scoring 36 to help lead the Oklahoma City Thunder past the San Antonio Spurs 111-105 Wednesday.
The win puts Oklahoma City (33-10) a half game up on San Antonio (32-10) for first place in the Western Conference. It’s also the Thunders’ third win over the Spurs this season.
While Durant was the star, his teammate Reggie Jackson played a great supporting role. Jackson finished the night with 27 points and eight assists in the win.
The Spurs lost forward Kawhi Leonard late in the second quarter when he suffered a non-displaced fracture in his right hand.
Durant scored 24 points once Leonard left the game.
Tony Parker led all-scorers with 37 points in the loss.
The game was a back-and-forth affair in the third quarter that featured six ties and four lead changes, but the Thunder never trailed in the fourth as it won its fifth straight.
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Lois M. Collins, Deseret News
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