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Old 01-22-14, 09:09 AM
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Wednesday Night Thunder at Spurs Game Thread (7:00 pm)

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Thunder-Spurs Preview
By JEFF BARTL, Associated Press


Despite his status as one of the league's most prolific scorers, Kevin Durant has never enjoyed a stretch like this.

Durant will look to help the visiting Oklahoma City Thunder win a fifth straight game while beating the San Antonio Spurs for the third time this season Wednesday night in a matchup of the Western Conference's top teams.

Durant, a three-time NBA scoring champion who leads the league with 30.9 points per game, has been on a tear - even by his lofty standards. He's averaging 39.3 points during a career-best eight-game streak of scoring at least 30, including a 46-point effort to lead Oklahoma City (32-10) past Portland 105-97 on Tuesday.

"What can you say? The guy just brings everything he has to the floor every single night," coach Scott Brooks said of Durant, who has the top four scoring games in the league this season.

Durant has three games of 40 or more points during his streak and put up an NBA season-high and career-best 54 in a win over Golden State on Friday. He's shooting 67.6 percent from the field and has hit 14 of 21 from 3-point range over his last three.

Reggie Jackson added 15 points for the Thunder, who overcame an 11-point deficit and improved to 9-5 since Russell Westbrook went down with a knee injury. Jackson has started each game in Westbrook's place.

Oklahoma City has won eight of its last 10 against San Antonio, including a sweep in the 2012 West finals. Durant had 24 points and 13 rebounds in a 94-88 win Nov. 27, and Jackson finished with 21 points in a 113-100 victory Dec. 21.

San Antonio had won six straight regular-season home meetings with the Thunder before the loss last month.

"We know how tough it is to win there," Durant said. "We know how tough that team is. You've just got to come prepared and with a lot of energy. I think our group is ready to come out there and play our game, and we'll see what happens."

San Antonio (32-9) has been on a roll of its own, winning seven of eight after routing Milwaukee 110-82 on Sunday. Eight players played at least 20 minutes, as Tim Duncan finished with 11 points and 13 rebounds despite sitting the fourth quarter.

The Spurs played without Tony Parker due to a right shin contusion as well as Matt Bonner, who suffered a broken nose in Friday's loss to Portland. Tiago Splitter has missed the last seven with a shoulder sprain, and Danny Green is expected to be out roughly three more weeks because of a broken finger.

Parker's status for this contest is unclear, but Bonner is planning to play with a protective mask.

"We were missing a lot of guys so that was a little worrying, but overall I think we did a good job," Manu Ginobili said. "Everybody got to play and everybody played well. Guys made shots and it's a good feeling."

Ginobili missed all three of his shots and scored one point, but the rest of the reserves picked up the slack. Patty Mills had a team-high 20 points, while Jeff Ayres scored a season-high 13.

Coach Gregg Popovich believes his team has room for improvement, though, especially with the Thunder visiting.

"Coaches are sick puppies," Popovich said. "There's always things you can improve and do better. You look at the film, try to keep your standard and get ready for playoffs."

The winner of this contest will have the West's best record.
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Old 01-22-14, 09:29 AM
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Too many abnormal circumstances for me to get a feel for how this game might go. Can't tell how many Spurs are too injured to perform at their best or who suits up or how rusty they are after a several day lay off. On the Thunder side, they are coming off a tough back to back win without Westbrook but Durant is playing like a man possessed.
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Old 01-22-14, 12:04 PM
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END OF 1ST QTR THUNDER 30 - SPURS 24

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END OF 2ND QTR THUNDER 55 - SPURS 53

MANU GETTING UNDER DURANT'S SKIN... MUHAAAAHAHAHHAHAHAAAA

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Bad news. Kawhi Leonard fractured fourth metacarpal in right hand and will be out for the rest of the game and for some time. Brutal.
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I don't mind the result for being so short handed. Who knows how long Leonard is going to be out. 4 weeks? who knows. At least we have a good record and we will get all the pieces back and be ready for the playoffs.
Meanwhile our bench (best in the league) is getting stronger and getting more experienced.
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I don't mind the result for being so short handed. Who knows how long Leonard is going to be out. 4 weeks? who knows. At least we have a good record and we will get all the pieces back and be ready for the playoffs.
Meanwhile our bench (best in the league) is getting stronger and getting more experienced.
and . kawhi, green and maybe tiago can workout a lot legs, and body during abscent... too bad kawhi maybe cant shot the ball because injury is on his right....
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.....At least we have a good record and we will get all the pieces back and be ready for the playoffs. Meanwhile our bench (best in the league) is getting stronger and getting more experienced.
And with the rodeo road trip coming up very soon, we'll see what they are really made of. Looks like Pop might have to use the entire bench on a regular basis, including Thomas, which I'm anxious to see.

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And with the rodeo road trip coming up very soon, we'll see what they are really made of. Looks like Pop might have to use the entire bench on a regular basis, including Thomas, which I'm anxious to see.

Putting Thomas in could be ugly at first but better to have it ugly now than in April and May. I'm hoping its like with Jeff Ayes. Give him the NBA minutes in the system and eventually he'll get it. He may have a 3-4 week window for NBA minutes if Pop goes that route. You can only gain limited experience playing in the D-leaugue against weak defenses.


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Very surprised with this Spurs loss even-though it means nothing except if we had to play those winning teams in the PO they all might HCA probably.

Spurs look like WORLD BEATERS when playing inferior defensive teams with losing records.

The problem still exist in this trend. Very surprisingly Spurs continue to struggle despite Pop keeps shoveling his deck of cards with subbing in reserves and starters combos. Still this Spurs team have major deficiency when facing PRESSURE to execute team plan offensively mainly and that follows with defensive collapse!

Spurs do not have now enough weapons to throw at the second half vs winning teams. They just don't...

What I noticed was at the second half Spurs folding in and not FIGHTING hard enough. As is they did not WANT IT BAD ENOUGH...That is besides being shorthanded too is not helping them improve but sink more.....LOL

I hope Pop can bring young legs to save the veterans from over playing...We need fresh young legs to log longer minutes for this stretch of injuries to our young guns...
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