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QuickCap: Spurs drop one in OKC, 100-88


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Jesus Gomez (Edg5): The Spurs started the game terribly, letting the Thunder get a 20 point lead. Somehow they rallied back and made it a game, mostly relying on Kawhi Leonard and a scorching hot Gary Neal for scoring. Tony Parker was vastly outplayed by Russell Westbrook and none other than our old friend Derek Fisher hit four of five first half three pointers. The Thunder went into the break up eight, 52-44.

The second half started similarly to the first, with Parker being ineffective and Leonard and Duncan carrying the offense. But Westbrook's 17 second half points were too much to overcome for a Spurs team that was nowhere near their peak form. The transition defense in particular was a disaster, as OKC scored 19 fast break points. With this win the Thunder are now only half a game behind the Spurs in the race for the top seed.

Cameron Archer will have the recap up soon.

Update: Apparently Parker has some sort of shin injury. There's no more information available at the time. We'll keep you posted as the story develops.