71 is the most points the Thunder have allowed in any half this season.
Spurs up 21 at halftime. Thunder defense has been a massive issue of late. SAS really exposing it: 71 points on 63!!! percent shooting.
Spurs lead the Thunder 71-50 at half. Westbrook 16 and 3 assists, Kanter 10 and 5 rebounds. Spurs shooting 62.8 percent.
Half: Spurs 71, Thunder 50. Parker 15 points, Kawhi 12 points, Green 10 points, Diaw/Manu/Beli 25 combined points.
lmao the Spurs dropped 71 on the Thunder in the first half.
At the half, San Antonio leads Oklahoma City, 71-50. Spurs shooting 62.8 percent. Thunder shooting 43.2 percent.
Rockets beat the Pelicans, giving the Thunder a bit of a free pass tonight in San Antonio (Suns are playing the Kings right now).
We've seen this Spurs offense against a Thunder defense without Serge Ibaka before. Didn't end well. SAS shooting 60% right now.
So it's pretty obvious: The Thunder can't guard the Spurs right now.
Took 16 minutes, but the Thunder finally attempted a three. Steve Novak drills it, OKC trails Spurs 41-37.
Thunder going with Perry Jones and Mitch McGary as the 4-5 frontcourt combo right now.
A decent defensive quarter at this point for the Thunder is, what, 27 points or less? Spurs go for 32 on 64% FG in first quarter.
It's weird that Westbrook can basically get a layup any time he feels like it. How do the Thunder not average 180 per game?
1Q: Spurs 32, Thunder 28. Parker 13 points, Westbrook 14 points, Diaw 8 points. SA shot 64%, OKC 52%. 11 combined turnovers.
Spurs lead the Thunder 32-28 after one. Westbrook 14 and two assists, Kanter 8 and 4 rebounds. Spurs shot 63.6 percent.
Diaw giving the Thunder bigs all they can handle in this first quarter.
Spurs have scored 10 of their first 14 points off Thunder turnovers.
All hands on deck tonight for Spurs, sans Baynes. Thunder good to go except for the usual suspects.
Also, both the Spurs and Thunder are 7-3 in their last 10 games heading into tonight.
Derek Fisher said Clippers are more efficient offensively than the team he beat last spring with the Thunder.
Thunder 3.5 games behind the Spurs. With a win tonight, OKC would pull within 2.5 and clinch the tiebreaker. Teams play in OKC next month.
Aron Baynes will be out tonight vs. the Thunder, the Spurs announced, with the sprained right ankle injury.
Psst, hey. Yeah you. SPURS-THUNDER TONIGHT.
I'm excited: We're probably one more good Dion Waiters game away from him declaring the Thunder backcourt as the best in the NBA.
Lakers lose 127-117 to Thunder, marking the 10th loss out of the past 12 games
Suns and Pelicans idle tonight. With the win, Thunder now 3 games up on Phoenix, 3.5 up on New Orleans.
Final score: 127-117 for the Thunder. Westbrook, Kanter and Waiters all scored 20+, while Clarkson led the Lakers with 30.
The Thunder finish this eight-game home stretch 7-1.
Final: Thunder 127, Lakers 117.
Thunder beat the Lakers 127-117. Westbrook 27 and 11 assists, Kanter 25-16-4, Waiters 23 (10-16 shooting), Adams 16 and 10, Morrow 12.