In a must win according to Steven Jackson the Spurs responded. With out star point guard Tony Parker. With the young red-hot Thunder, the Spurs still managed to be victorious. With unlikely players stepping up. Who would of thought that Tiago Splitter would go 20 and 10? Make all the excuse for the Thunder, but they had their chance to solidify themselves as the #1 seat. Instead, they lose to the leagues best team. The Spurs lived up to their record and the Thunder lived up to their record. The Thunder lived up to their record that places them right in second place. However, this is yet again another silent win for the Spurs and a brushed over loss for the Thunder. What did you really see in that game? Tim Duncan and Tiago Splitter too much for Ibaka and Perkins. The combined defense of Steven Jackson and Kawi Leornard discombobulating Kevin Durant? Or the inefficient shot selection of Westbrook. Or was it Tiago Splitter dominating Ibaka? Anyhow, in the end you are what your record said, you are.