Oklahoma City, OK, United States (4E Sports) – Kevin Durant scored 28 and grabbed seven boards to help the Oklahoma City Thunder defeat the San Antonio Spurs, 106-94 Thursday at Chesapeake Energy Arena.
Durant scored at least 25 points for the 39th consecutive game, the longest streak since Michael Jordan’s 40 during the 1986-87 season.
Russell Westbrook had 27 points while Serge Ibaka added 11 points and 12 rebounds for the win.
The Spurs raced to a 22-12 lead with 3:15 left in the first.
A Reggie Jackson 25-footer triggered a 9-2 Thunder run that cut the lead to 24-22 at the end of the quarter.
The Spurs managed to maintain their lead until the third when an Andre Roberson 3-pointer gave the Thunder a 57-56 advantage.
It also ignited an 11-0 blast that resulted in the Thunder extending their lead to 65-58 at 5:28 of the third.
Durant hit a running jumper in the closing seconds of the third quarter to put the Thunder up 80-71.
The Thunder pushed its lead to 91-75 following a Steven Adams layup.
But Patty Mills scored all the Spurs points in an 8-0 run, that included two 3-pointers, to pull to 91-83.
The Thunder answered with a 6-0 run to regain control and take a 97-83 with 4:56 to play.
Mills scored 21 and Kawhi Leonard and Tim Duncan each added 17 to lead the Spurs.
The Thunder trail the Spurs by three games with eight remaining.