Westbrook and Three-Pointers Lead Thunder Over Spurs
Russell Westbrook had 34 points and the Oklahoma City Thunder shot 60% from three-point range on their way to a 114-106 win over the San Antonio Spurs at the AT&T Center in San Antonio, Texas, on Christmas Day.
The Thunder went on a 13-0 run in the fourth quarter to take control of the game, then got a key three-pointer from Anthony Morrow to hold off a Spurs rally and get the win.
OKC hit nine of 15 from three-point range for the game, with Morrow hitting three 3-pointers and finishing with 15 points.
It was Westbrook who led the way most of the game, though, with 34 points, 11 assists, 5 rebounds, and 5 steals.
Serge Ibaka had 21 points and 9 rebounds, while Steven Adams had a double-double, with 16 points and 15 rebounds.
Perry Jones added 14, with two three-pointers.
The Thunder led 50-47 at halftime, and opened up an 11-point lead in the third quarter.
But San Antonio closed the third quarter with a 13-2 run to take a 77-76 lead going into the fourth.
The Spurs were up 93-89 after a Tim Duncan slam midway through the final quarter, but OKC responded with 13 straight points, including three Westbrook baskets, a pair of Adams buckets, and a Morrow three-pointer to cap the run.
The Spurs had seven players in double figure scoring, led by Matt Bonner’s 17 points.
Both teams had identical field goal numbers, going 42 of 81 from the field for 52 percent.
The Thunder had the rebounding advantage, outboarding the Spurs 47-38.
OKC improves to 14-16 on the season, and returns home Friday night to host Charlotte at 7:00 at Chesapeake Arena.