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Spurs points by quarter tonight: 32, 39, 29 = 100 before the fourth.
Spurs lead 100-74 after three. Only scored 29 that quarter.
Good news for the Thunder tonight: Pelicans lost at home to Rockets, Suns trailing Kings at halftime in Phoenix.
With OKC down 30, PJ3 will go nuts and the rest of my week will be spent answering questions about why he doesn't play more. Guaranteed.
Hey, good news: Enes Kanter has his 11th double-double with the Thunder (seventh straight). (Also: The Thunder are currently down 30.)
And oh, yeah, Thunder down 30. Wouldn't be a terrible idea to rest Westbrook/Kanter and others for the night.
Enes Kanter has extended his point-rebound double-double streak to seven games. Longest in Thunder history previously was five.
From the replays, it looks like a right forearm thing with Steven Adams. Staying in.
Haha. Westbrook with an old school move. The old 'you ain't just gonna keep getting wherever you want to go.'
Adams stays in, continues to flex his right hand. This dude is tough as nails.
Steven Adams goes down hard, gets up favoring his right hand.
Steven Adams appears to be in some serious pain. Flexing his formerly broken right hand.
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.
At the half, San Antonio leads Oklahoma City, 71-50. Spurs shooting 62.8 percent. Thunder shooting 43.2 percent.
Looks like Scott Brooks just got a warning for barking too much. Next time might be a tech on him.
Rockets beat the Pelicans, giving the Thunder a bit of a free pass tonight in San Antonio (Suns are playing the Kings right now).
If Kyle Singler were really, really, really, really good, he'd be Kawhi Leonard.
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.
Spurs burst out for eight straight right after Westbrook enters. SAS up 12.
Spurs still look like the Spurs to me.
Took 16 minutes, but the Thunder finally attempted a three. Steve Novak drills it, OKC trails Spurs 41-37.
Wasn't pretty, but that OKC bench unit just played the Spurs even for the first four minutes of the second quarter. Big victory as Russ sat.
That last Spurs possession is why I love watching San Antonio. They play a beautiful game.
This Matt Bonner/Steve Novak matchup is what I came to San Antonio to see.
My goodness the Spurs can move the basketball!
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.
All five of Westbrook's FGs came on layups in the first quarter. He's getting into the paint at will. But so are the Spurs, who lead 32-28.
Spurs lead the Thunder 32-28 after one. Westbrook 14 and two assists, Kanter 8 and 4 rebounds. Spurs shot 63.6 percent.
Ginobili crashes into Westbrook's face, yes, his face. Westbrook tries to shake it off. Adjusts his masks. Rubs his cheekbone.
Russell Westbrook a little shaken up, flexing his jaw and rubbing his face after a collision with Manu Ginobili.
Diaw giving the Thunder bigs all they can handle in this first quarter.
Enes Kanter's skill and basketball feel from offense to defense is about as opposite as I've ever seen. Complete 180.
I fully expect the Spurs to make everything, because the last six times I've been in this building, that's exactly what they've done.
Spurs have scored 10 of their first 14 points off Thunder turnovers.
Russell Westbrook asked about Larry Bird's comments, and if he's grown immune to the praise he's getting: http://t.co/2UlJ39WcuV
Rainbow over downtown OKC after that storm http://t.co/xcJkUok3qA
It's dumping rain http://t.co/jZtNdgHCvi
Sirens going off in downtown OKC http://t.co/GkVNGHv6sd
Since pairing Steven Adams and Enes Kanter together in the starting five March 15, OKC's outrebounding opponents 50.2 to 35.3 per game.
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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.
'Im more pappy mason than pastor mason pacing back and forth bracing my thoughts on embracing Daytons' http://t.co/s2eO7uPD1O
Since Feb. 1, Anthony Morrow is hitting 50.5 percent from 3 on 4.6 attempts a game.
Dion Waiters on playing through contact and being late for the second half http://t.co/hSMLABVPGF
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.
Suns and Pelicans idle tonight. With the win, Thunder now 3 games up on Phoenix, 3.5 up on New Orleans.
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.
Anthony Morrow is 4-6 from 3 tonight. Has hit at least two 3s in eight straight games.
Third straight game that both Enes Kanter and Steven Adams have both recorded a double-double.
Last season, Thunder centers had one total double-double (Adams). Kanter has one in six straight games, Adams four straight.
Steven Adams with his fourth straight double-double (16 and 10). Has five in his last six games.
Dion Waiters with 23 points on 10/15 FG tonight.
Bruise Brothers have combined for 41 points and 24 rebounds. Kanter with 25 and 16, Adams with 16 and 8.
Adams back out on the floor, has a bit of a limp though with that right hip issue
Steven Adams back in the game.
Thunder lead 100-88 after three. Kanter 25-16-4, Westbrook 27 and 11 assists, Waiters 19 (8-11 shooting).
Russell Westbrook with his 15th double-double in his last 17 games -- 27 points, 11 assists (and two rebounds).
Hey. Dion Waiters has 19 on 8-11 shooting.
Enes Kanter with 21 points, 16 rebounds late in the third. He's 8/13 FG, 5/5 on FTs.
Kevin Durant shooting around during timeouts again http://t.co/4JSQCbEYZ3
Enes Kanter with his sixth 20-10 game with the Thunder -- 21 and 15 (and 4 assists) with 4:28 left in the third.
No Steven Adams after the timeout. Like I said, clearly favoring right hip/thigh area.
Steven Adams grimacing and holding that right hip/thigh area as he heads to bench for timeout. Been bothering him all season.