National Basketball Association Game Capsules
(Thursday, December 19th)
Final Score: Oklahoma City 107, Chicago 95
Oklahoma City, OK (SportsNetwork.com) - Kevin Durant scored 32 points, Russell Westbrook had 20 and the Oklahoma City Thunder topped the Chicago Bulls 107-95 on Thursday to remain unbeaten at home. Reggie Jackson added 18 points, Durant had nine rebounds and six assists and Westbrook dished out 10 assists for the Thunder, who stretched their overall winning streak to eight games and moved to 13-0 at Chesapeake Energy Arena, the NBA's last unbeaten home team. They are 21-4, the NBA's best record, and 16-1 in their last 17 games, with only one loss since Nov. 14. Joakim Noah had 23 points and 12 rebounds to lead the injury-plagued Bulls, who have lost four in a row and seven of their last eight. The Bulls were without Luol Deng (sore Achilles) and Kirk Hinrich (back). They fell to 3-11 since losing Derrick Rose to another knee injury.
Final Score: San Antonio 104, Golden State 102
Playing without Tim Duncan, Manu Ginobili, and Tony Parker, the San Antonio Spurs walked out of Oracle Arena with a stunning 104-102 victory over the Golden State Warriors. With the game tied at 102, Marco Belinelli's jumper with 6.9 seconds left was off the mark and Boris Diaw recovered the rebound in traffic. He missed his layup attempt, but Tiago Splitter was there to tip in his miss to break the tie with 2.1 seconds left. It was unclear if the ball was off the rim when Splitter tipped it in, but since goaltending was not called on the court, the officials were not permitted to review the sequence. On the ensuing possession, Andre Iguodala inbounded to Stephen Curry, who was smothered by a pair of San Antonio defenders and threw a deep, one-handed 3- pointer up at the buzzer that was well off the mark. Belinelli scored a career-high 28 points on 10-of-16 shooting, while Kawhi Leonard and Patty Mills deposited season-highs with 21 and 20 points, respectively, for the Spurs, who wrapped up their four-game road trip with a 3-1 mark. Curry finished with 30 points on 6-of-16 shooting from deep and added 15 assists in the setback. David Lee contributed a double-double with 32 points and 13 rebounds, while Andrew Bogut had eight points and 18 boards. Klay Thompson finished with 13 points and was just 1-of-7 from beyond the arc. Parker missed his second straight game because of a right shin contusion, while Duncan and Ginobili were held out to rest. San Antonio scored 31 points off of 24 Golden State turnovers.
12/20 02:41:33 ET