Oklahoma City 109, San Antonio 103

Boxscore | Recap
Saturday, June 2, 2012 8:30 PM
Location - Chesapeake Energy Arena, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Officials - #19 James Capers, #14 Ed Malloy, #41 Ken Mauer
Attendance - 18203

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
San Antonio 26 17 28 32 103
Oklahoma City 26 29 20 34 109

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
San Antonio 50-16 28-5 22-11 L2
Oklahoma City 47-19 26-7 21-12 W2

Recap


THUNDER 109, SPURS 103: Kevin Durant scored 36 points, including 16 in a row in the fourth quarter, and host Oklahoma City evened the Western Conference finals at two games apiece.

Serge Ibaka added a career-high 26 points on 11-of-11 shooting and Kendrick Perkins had 15 points and nine rebounds as the Thunder improved to 7-0 at home in the postseason.

Game 5 will be played Monday night in San Antonio. Only 14 teams have come back from a 2-0 deficit to win a best-of-seven series.

Tim Duncan scored 21 points and rookie Kawhi Leonard added 17 to pace six players in double figures for the Spurs, who lost their second straight game following a 20-game winning streak.

Durant, the league's three-time scoring leader, personally fended off San Antonio during a scintillating stretch of four minutes, scoring 16 consecutive points after the Spurs had pulled within four to give the Thunder a 102-93 lead with 1:31 to play.

Leonard buried his second straight 3-pointer to cut the deficit to 102-96, but James Harden answered with a 3-pointer to make it 105-96 with 64 seconds left.

The Thunder had built their biggest lead at 68-53 on Ibaka's jumper with 5 1/2 minutes left in the third, but the Spurs ripped off 10 straight points, including 3-pointers by Stephen Jackson and Manu Ginobili, to get within 75-71 entering the final 12 minutes.

Ibaka hit his first six shots and scored 12 of his 14 points in the second quarter to spark the Thunder to a 55-43 halftime lead. Perkins had 13 points - matching his playoff high - and eight rebounds in the first half alone.

GAME NOTEBOOK
: Ibaka, Perkins and reserve C Nick Collison outscored Durant, Westbrook and Sixth Man of the Year James Harden by a two-to-one margin (33-16) in the first half. ... The Spurs hit 11 of 23 3-point attempts and shot 50 percent (41 of 82) for the contest, but the Thunder shot 56.4 percent (44 of 78) and held a 41-31 edge on the boards.

Top Game Performances

San Antonio   Oklahoma City
Tim Duncan 21 Scoring Kevin Durant 36
Manu Ginobili 4 Assists Kevin Durant 8
Kawhi Leonard 9 Rebounds Kendrick Perkins 9
Tim Duncan 3 Free Throws Made Kevin Durant 9
DeJuan Blair 1 Steals Nick Collison 2
DeJuan Blair 1 Blocks Serge Ibaka 3

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
San Antonio 103 50.0 11-23 10-16 17 31 2 5 10
Oklahoma City 109 56.4 5-13 16-21 27 41 5 5 13

Upcoming Games

  • Oklahoma City will play their next game on the road against San Antonio. The Thunder have a W/L % of .667 after a win and .833 after a loss.
  • San Antonio will play their next game at home against Oklahoma City. The Spurs have a W/L % of .760 after a win and .750 after a loss.
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