Final Score: Oklahoma City Thunder 111, San Antonio Spurs 105
It wasn't his best game, but the "Kevin Durant Scoring Tour" lives on as the Oklahoma City Thunder (33-10) move into first place in the Western Conference with a six-point victory over the San Antonio Spurs (32-10) on Wednesday night.
In 39 minutes, Durant had 36 points on 12-of-22 from the field, 2-of-4 from behind the arc and 10-of-11 from the charity stripe, along with seven rebounds and five assists. He did turn the ball over 11 times as the Spurs made him their primary target on the defensive end.
This is his ninth game in a row with at least 30 points. The last time he scored fewer than that was on Jan. 5 against the Boston Celtics when he only scored 21.
Durant may be getting all of the attention, but it was teammate Reggie Jackson who shined the brightest against San Antonio, scoring 27 points on 12-of-17 shooting and dishing out eight assists. He even had a stretch late in the game where he scored 11-straight points for OKC.
He's now averaging 23.6 points in three games against the defending Western Conference champions this season.
Serge Ibaka had a near double-double of 14 points and nine rebounds. He also made his presence known around the basket, blocking five shots.
Tony Parker led the way for San Antonio with an impressive 37 points, while Tim Duncan chipped in 14 points and 13 rebounds of his own.
Kawhi Leonard suffered a non-displaced fracture of his right fourth metacarpal in the first half. There is no timetable set for his return.
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