National Basketball Association
San Antonio 120, Oklahoma City 111
When: 9:00 PM ET, Tuesday, May 29, 2012
SPURS 120, THUNDER 111:
Where: AT&T Center, San Antonio, Texas
#25 Tony Brothers, #10 Ron Garretson, #13 Monty McCutchen
Tony Parker scored 34 points and host San Antonio built a huge lead before holding off a fourth-quarter comeback to take a 2-0 series lead in the Western Conference finals.
Manu Ginobili added 20 points and rookie Kawhi Leonard had 18 points and 10 rebounds as the Spurs extended their winning streak to 20 games - the longest in history extending from the regular season into the playoffs.
San Antonio, which shot 55.1 percent (43 of 78), also got 11 points and 12 boards from veteran Tim Duncan to improve to 10-0 in the postseason.
Kevin Durant scored 31 points for the Thunder, who trimmed a 22-point deficit to six points midway through the fourth quarter but could not get any closer.
James Harden added 30 points and Russell Westbrook scored 27 for Oklahoma City, which lost back-to-back games for the first time since April 4-6.
The Thunder will host Game 3 of the series Thursday night, but it might not matter if they cannot find a way to slow San Antonio, which shot 60 percent through the first three quarters.
The Spurs took control with a blistering display of shooting, hitting nine of their first 11 shots in the third quarter, including all five 3-point attempts, to extend a 55-44 halftime edge to 78-58 with 5:15 to play.
Parker had 17 of his 34 points in the first half as the Spurs hit eight of their first nine shots in the second quarter to build the lead to double digits.
: The 2001 Los Angeles Lakers had a 19-game winning streak carried into the postseason. They went on to win the NBA championship. ... The Spurs tied the 1971 Milwaukee Bucks for the third-longest winning streak in NBA history. The Bucks went on to win the league championship that season. ... San Antonio has won four of five meetings this season and 10 of the last 11 against Oklahoma City. ... Thunder reserve guard Derek Fisher had 13 points on 6-of-8 shooting in the series opener, but he was 2 of 11 from the floor in Game 2. ... The Spurs are 31-2 in their last 33 games and have not lost since April 11.
Top Game Performances
Kevin Durant 31
Tony Parker 34
Russell Westbrook 8
Tony Parker 8
Serge Ibaka 10
Tim Duncan 12
James Harden 10
||Free Throws Made
Tim Duncan 7
Kevin Durant 3
Boris Diaw 1
Serge Ibaka 4
Tim Duncan 4
Team Stats Summary
San Antonio will play their next game on the road against Oklahoma City. The Spurs have a W/L % of .760 after a win and .750 after a loss.
Oklahoma City will play their next game at home against San Antonio. The Thunder have a W/L % of .667 after a win and .833 after a loss.