LaMarcus Aldridge had it going early for the Spurs, which was a good thing because no one else could hit a shot. Kawhi Leonard was just a bit off, and the whole team was cold from behind the arc. They were beyond cold, but the Thunder were just as frigid, which allowed San Antonio to get out of the first quarter with a three point lead. But the margin vanished in the second, as uneven play and more misses from deep left the Spurs trailing by four at the half.
Kawhi came alive in the third, and more strong play from Aldridge helped to trim the deficit to two heading into the fourth. And what a fourth it was. The Thunder built a six point lead before things got good. With most of the starters resting, David West scored 6 straight points, Kawhi made one great defensive play after another, and Danny Green (who had been struggling all night) found himself wide open in the corner after Russell Westbrook had left him to double LaMarcus Aldridge. Green hit the three which was a big part of San Antonio's 16-4 run that gave them their own six point lead.
There were few tense moments afterwards, as the Spurs held on to remain perfect at home on the season.