NBA Game Summary - Oklahoma City at San Antonio
(Sunday, December 14th)
Final Score: San Antonio 109, Oklahoma City 104
San Antonio, TX (Sports Network) - Manu Ginobili finished with 14 points, six assists and five rebounds and came through with the clinching three-point play down the stretch as the San Antonio Spurs withstood a furious Thunder comeback to escape with a 109-104 victory.
Tim Duncan logged 20 points, 12 rebounds and five assists, while Tony Parker dropped 22 points and seven helpers in San Antonio's season-high sixth straight win. Matt Bonner and Roger Mason added 17 and 14 points, respectively, in the victory.
Jeff Green poured in a game-high 33 points and Kevin Durant deposited 28 points and pulled down 13 rebounds for Oklahoma City, which has dropped seven straight to fall to an NBA-worst 2-23 on the year.
The Spurs led by double digits through most of the game until Nick Collison's jumper at the top of the key made it an 85-77 game with 9 1/2 minutes to play in the fourth quarter.
Oklahoma City's quick 7-2 run later on made it a 97-92 before Ginobili and Collins exchanged three-point plays the old fashioned way with 2 1/2 minutes remaining.
Parker's jumper just inside the three-point line with 54.5 seconds left made it a 104-99 differential, and Duncan blocked Durant on the ensuing possession and saved it from going out of bounds.
Parker nailed two free throws with 38.9 ticks left for a seven-point edge, but Green nailed a three, Ginobili missed a pair of from the charity stripe and Durant made a quick field goal in the lane with less than 30 seconds left.
Leading by just two after Durant's bucket, Duncan threw a deep pass to an open Ginobili down the other end of court, and the guard made an off-balanced layup while being fouled.
The free throw pumped the lead to five with 23 seconds left, and Green was off the mark from three-point range to end the Thunder's chance at an improbable comeback.
Midway through the opening quarter, the Spurs nailed a trio of three-pointers in just over a two-minute span. Michael Finley, Bonner and Mason each hit from downtown, with Duncan adding a jumper in the mix.
George Hill hit the Spurs' seventh three later on to open up seven straight San Antonio points, and a Ginobili basket made it a 39-19 game after one.
The Thunder went down as many as 26 points in the second but hung around by scoring 10 straight in the frame and trailed 62-44 at the break.
The teams essentially traded buckets in the third and the Spurs held an 83-69 lead with 12 minutes to go.
San Antonio has won 11 of the last 13 in the series...The Spurs shot 18-of-25 from the foul line, compared to the Thunder hitting 10-of-12 from the line... Collison finished with 10 points, eight rebounds an five helpers in the loss.
12/14 21:56:28 ET