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Spurs top Thunder for 41st straight home win (w/ fan slideshow)

Win streak third longest in NBA history

(Photo by Chris Covatta/NBAE via Getty Images)
(Photo by Chris Covatta/NBAE via Getty Images)

SAN ANTONIO – It is not the playoffs just yet, but the San Antonio Spurs played the Oklahoma City Thunder like it was the post season Saturday night at the AT&T Center.

The Spurs kept their home winning streak alive with a 93-85 come from behind victory.

They are now 32-0 at home this season and have won 41 straight home games dating back to last season.

"Whoever your playing in a playoff run, it's going to be a great game," said Kawhi Leonard, who scored a team high 26 points.

The Spurs struggled with their shooting in the first half and in the second quarter the Thunder roared.

OKC went on a 15-3 run as Kevin Durant heated up for 10 points in the quarter. They finished the first half up four points. 

The Spurs struggled in the first half, only hitting 1-11 from three point range. Their only made 3-pointer came from new Spur Kevin Martin.

Danny Green had a horrible first half from the three point line going 0-5. 

The third quarter didn't look much better as the Spurs battled to stay in the game, but then the fourth quarter came along.

The game was tied at 76 when Danny Green was left wide open in the corner and finally knocked down a three, his only one of the night, but it was huge. It put the Spurs up three and they never looked back.

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"Once you get a big three in the fourth, it is a momentum boost," Leonard said.

"That was a big shot by them," said Billy Donovan, Thunder head coach.

Green was asked if that was the shot that changed the game. " Doubtful, could have, but I think our defense is what changed the game."

Russell Westbrook gambled for a steal and left Green alone in the corner. "That was my fault, I take the blame for that one," Westbrook said.  

The next time down the floor, Leonard hit a step back three.

The Spurs finished 3 of 13 from 3-point range. Green's huge shot was his only 3-pointer of the game, but even if they didn't fall he was doing what he was told to do by head coach Gregg Popovich. 

"It goes in or it doesn't, but he still gets a paycheck, his family still loves him, so screw it, let'em fly, and he did," said Popovich.

"It helps a lot he is behind me encouraging and confident in me the next shot is going to go in," said Green.

The Spurs home stand continues when they host the Clippers Tuesday night.


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