San Antonio remains a perfect 6-0 at home after defeating Denver 121-117 last night, but is still searching for its first road victory of the season.
Oklahoma City has had no trouble winning on the road, proving so yesterday with a 98-95 victory over Houston, but are losers of six straight to San Antonio.
The Spurs catch the Thunder (7-2) on the final night of their first and only grueling set of back-to-back-to-back games this season.
Oklahoma City’s leading scorer Kevin Durant (26.2 ppg), despite an off-shooting night, scored the game-winner against the Rockets to lead the Thunder with 27 points. Durant and James Harden combined to make only 14-of-37 field goals.
In San Antonio’s win over Denver, Richard Jefferson was 5-for-8 behind the arc, where he’s making a ridiculous .565 this season, on his way to 19 points.
Danny Green had his best game as a pro with 24 points on 9-of-13 shooting, helping the Spurs overcome the absence of leading scorer Manu Ginobili.
That trend has not followed the Spurs into the new year. Season-highs from Parker (21), Matt Bonner (17), and Green have kept San Antonio undefeated in the absence of its star guard since he broke a finger.
Spurs forward Bonner had his best games against the Thunder last year, averaging 12.7 points, his highest average against any opponent.