The San Antonio Spurs snapped the Oklahoma City Thunder’s five-game winning streak on Monday, with a 105-93 win, and showed why they are still time team to beat in the West.
Thiago Splitter led the winning initiative for San Antonio, making nine of his 11 shots for 21 points, and tacking on 10 boards. Kawhi Leonard, Danny Green and Tim Duncan also had themselves a game, scoring 17, 16, and 13 points respectively.
For a team coming off its second-worst home loss ever, the Spurs certainly played as if they have no memory of it.
Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook led OKC with 26 and 25 respective points, but it was not enough to lead the Thunder to a first win against San Antonio in six contests. Serge Ibaka was the only Thunder player with double figures, having 13 points and 16 rebounds.
OKC actually led the Spurs by 10 in the first quarter, but from the second quarter on, every single shot they took was contested by a San Antonio player.
With the loss, OKC now posts a 47-17 record, and is still looking for answers as to how to find an advantage and win against San Antonio, as they will undoubtedly be a major foe come playoffs time. They will challenge the Utah Jazz next, on Wed., Mar. 13.