Thunder 113, Spurs 100: Russell Westbrook racked up 31 points and eight assists and Reggie Jackson added 21 points off the bench as visiting Oklahoma City ran its winning streak to nine games and snapped a streak of six straight regular season losses at San Antonio.
Serge Ibaka tallied 14 points and 14 rebounds for the Thunder, who have won 17 of 18. Kevin Durant had a relatively quiet night for Oklahoma City, scoring 17 points on 6-of-14 shooting.
Tony Parker returned to the lineup and collected 23 points and eight assists for the Spurs, who lost for only the second time in their last eight games. Tim Duncan tallied 17 points and 10 rebounds and Marco Belinelli also scored 17 for San Antonio.
San Antonio stayed in it by being aggressive at the offensive end and getting to the foul line, cutting the deficit to five with 4:11 left in the third before Westbrook and Jackson hit 3-pointers to bookend an 8-2 spurt. Boris Diaw scored back-to-back buckets early in the fourth to pull the Spurs within 85-82, but San Antonio didn't score a field goal for 3 1/2 minutes as the Thunder stretched it back to double digits and held on.
Belinelli sparked the Spurs early but his teammates couldn't get going. Oklahoma City heated up in the second quarter, going 16-for-23 from the field in a 40-point period to open a 61-50 halftime advantage.
GAME NOTEBOOK: The Spurs were without SF Kawhi Leonard, who underwent a dental procedure Friday. … The Thunder, who grabbed 48 boards to San Antonio's 37, improved to 17-1 when outrebounding their opponent. … Duncan has recorded six straight double-doubles.