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NBA Game Summary - San Antonio at Oklahoma City



(Tuesday, April 7th)

Final Score: San Antonio 99, Oklahoma City 89

Oklahoma City, OK (Sports Network) - Tim Duncan had game-highs of 25 points and 15 rebounds, as San Antonio reached the 50-win plateau for the 10th consecutive season with a 99-89 victory over Oklahoma City at Ford Center.

The Spurs (50-27) became just the third team in NBA history to record 50 or more wins in 10 straight seasons. Boston, which had two separate streaks, and the Los Angeles Lakers are the only other franchises to record such a streak.

Tony Parker added 21 points, 10 assists, and five steals for the Spurs, who finished a three-game road trip with a 2-1 mark. Drew Gooden ended with 20 points off the bench for the victors.

Roger Mason replaced guard Manu Ginobili in the starting lineup. It was learned on Monday that Ginobili will miss the rest of the season with a stress fracture in his right fibula. Mason finished with 13 points in the tilt.

The Spurs sit atop the Southwest Division standings, a half-game ahead of Houston. The Rockets beat Orlando on Tuesday. San Antonio is third in the West, 1 1/2 games behind idle Denver.

San Antonio has five games left on its regular season schedule.

Oklahoma City was paced by Kevin Durant, who had 24 points, seven boards, and six helpers. Jeff Green added 16 points for the Thunder, who finished a three- game homestand with an 0-3 record. Thabo Sefolosha tallied 13 points and pulled down nine rebounds. Russell Westbrook finished with 10 points in defeat.

The Spurs began the fourth quarter on a 12-6 spurt to extend their lead to 87-78. Duncan tallied six points during the flurry, including a layup to end the spurt with just under five minutes remaining.

The Thunder never got closer than five points the remainder of the way.

The Thunder held onto a 32-25 lead after one quarter of play.

Down 48-44 with 3:43 left in the second period, the Spurs ripped off seven straight points to take a 51-48 edge. Parker's pair of shots from the stripe and a layup culminated the flurry with 31 ticks left until halftime.

San Antonio, which went 11-of-15 from the line in the half, took a slim 51-50 margin into the locker room. Oklahoma City went 7-of-9 from the charity stripe.

Following a back-and-forth battle in the third frame, San Antonio headed into the final period with a 75-72 edge.

Game Notes

The Spurs had seven blocked shots, compared to three for the Thunder...San Antonio and Oklahoma City split the season series, 2-2...The Spurs improved to 24-15 on the road.

04/07 23:16:24 ET


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