NBA Game Summary - San Antonio at Oklahoma City
(Wednesday, January 13th)
Final Score: San Antonio 109, Oklahoma City 108 (OT)
Oklahoma City, OK (Sports Network) - Richard Jefferson came up with a big block and hit the game-winning basket with 9.1 seconds left in overtime, as San Antonio pulled out an exciting 109-108 victory over Oklahoma City.
DeJuan Blair exploded for 28 points and 21 rebounds before fouling out early in overtime for the Spurs, who rested Tim Duncan following an impressive 105-85 victory over the Lakers on Tuesday.
Tony Parker added 28 points and eight assists, while George Hill chipped in 16 points in the club's third straight win. Jefferson ended with 13 points for the victors.
Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook netted 35 and 25 points, respectively, for the Thunder, who had won eight of 10 coming into the game. Westbrook also handed out 13 assists but missed a potential game-winner at the buzzer, while Jeff Green ended with 16 points and 10 rebounds in a losing effort.
Down 108-106, the Spurs' Antonio McDyess had a chance to tie the game but made just 1-of-2 free throws with 56.2 seconds showing in overtime.
A double team on Durant resulted in Thabo Sefolosha tossing up a shot that Jefferson got a piece of to give the Spurs the ball back.
Manu Ginobili then drove to the hoop but lost the ball before making a diving save. With the shot clock nearly at zero, Jefferson made his way into the lane and hit the go-ahead bucket with 9.1 seconds remaining.
Westbrook couldn't free himself up on his try from the right wing, hitting all iron as the Thunder fell just short.
"We had a great look. I thought Russell's shot was good. I'm proud of him for taking that shot. It looked good but it didn't fall," Durant said.
Parker and Blair paced the Spurs in the first half with 22 and 18 points, respectively, to build a 63-51 lead. Parker scored 16 in the opening frame, capping it with a three-pointer for a 35-18 cushion.
The Spurs failed to make a field goal through the first five minutes of the third to spoil their lead, which was completely squandered by the end of the frame, 77-76.
Jefferson got the lead back with a three-pointer to open the fourth, and consecutive pick-and-roll plays resulted in Ginobili finding Blair for a dunk near the midway point for a 90-83 advantage.
Green's putback and Durant's dunk in transition cut Oklahoma City's deficit to 97-93 with 2:27 to play, and Durant made it a two-point game with a jumper the next time down.
Sefolosha's dunk tied the game with 57.6 seconds to play, and Westbrook answered Parker's go-ahead 18-footer with a tying basket from the right elbow with 3.8 ticks on the clock.
After calling timeout, McDyess missed a deep three as the buzzer sounded to send it to an extra session, which was never more than a one-possession game.
McDyess had 13 points and nine rebounds for the Spurs, while James Harden ended with 12 and seven for Oklahoma City...Ginobili went 0-for-10 from the field and finished with two points and seven assists.
01/14 01:19:09 ET