Parker sets franchise assists record as Spurs down ThunderFeb 5, 2012 - 5:08 AM San Antonio, TX (Sports Network) - Tony Parker exploded for a season-high 42 points and added nine assists to become the Spurs' all-time assists leader as San Antonio handled Oklahoma City 107-96 at AT&T Center on Saturday.
Tim Duncan added a double-double with 13 points and 15 rebounds and rookie Kawhi Leonard scored 15 points on 3-of-3 shooting from long range for the Spurs, who have won four straight games. San Antonio is now 13-1 at home.
Kevin Durant had his fifth consecutive double-double, scoring 22 points and ripping down 11 rebounds, and James Harden dropped in 19 points off the bench as the Thunder lost their fourth straight game in San Antonio.
"It's a tough place to play at," said Thunder guard Russell Westbrook about his team losing four straight in San Antonio. "They have the best home record in the league. We just didn't get off to the start we wanted to defensively."
San Antonio finished the game a scorching 52.2 percent from long range on its way to a double-digit victory.
The Spurs knocked down three consecutive three-pointers early to take a 17-13 lead with just under four minutes left in the opening stanza.
San Antonio would hold onto the four point lead, 25-21, as the first quarter came to a close.
The Spurs again found the stroke from three, scoring nine of their last 10 from beyond the arc to finish out the half with a 57-47 lead over the Thunder.
A 15-4 run in the third helped the Spurs to take an 88-70 lead going into the fourth quarter.
Parker continued his outstanding play in the fourth, scoring eight of his team's first nine points to keep the Spurs ahead by double-digits as they ran away with the victory.
"We got to find a way to win on the road. That's the bottom line," Tim Duncan said about his team's upcoming nine-game road trip. "We're going to have enough opportunities coming up soon."
San Antonio will get its first opportunity when it opens its nine- game road trip against Memphis on Monday while the Thunder will head to Portland on Monday for their second of five straight on the road....The Spurs shot 84 percent from the line while the Thunder managed just 60.7 percent.
- OKLAHOMA CITY: 96
SAN ANTONIO: 107
Feb 4 10:58 PM
- OKLAHOMA CITY: 70
SAN ANTONIO: 88
End of 3rd
Feb 4 10:24 PM
- OKLAHOMA CITY: 47
SAN ANTONIO: 57
Feb 4 9:40 PM
- OKLAHOMA CITY: 21
SAN ANTONIO: 25
End of 1st
Feb 4 9:05 PM
- OKLAHOMA CITY: 0
SAN ANTONIO: 0
1st Quarter - 11:59
Feb 4 8:42 PM
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