San Antonio beats Oklahoma City in Western Conference game | NBA
Tiago Splitter had 21 points and 10 rebounds, and host San Antonio snapped Oklahoma City's five-game winning streak with a 105-93 victory.
SAN ANTONIO — The San Antonio Spurs rebounded from their worst loss of the season with a balanced performance against one of the league's best teams.
This was one satisfying victory.
Tiago Splitter had 21 points and 10 rebounds, and San Antonio snapped Oklahoma City's five-game winning streak with a 105-93 victory Monday night.
"I think everybody played well," Splitter said. "I was one of them. You play well and you feel better."
Kawhi Leonard scored 17 points and Danny Green had 16 as San Antonio (49-15) maintained the Western Conference's top record.
Kevin Durant scored 26 points and Russell Westbrook added 25 for the Thunder (47-17).
San Antonio's defense was the difference, turning an evenly matched battle into its third victory in four games without Tony Parker. The All-Star point guard is going to miss another three weeks with a sprained left ankle.
The Spurs lost 136-106 to Portland on Friday night, with the Trail Blazers setting a record for most points by an opponent at the AT&T Center and handing the Spurs their second-worst home loss ever.
76ers' Hawes excels
PHILADELPHIA — Spencer Hawes had 24 points and 10 rebounds to lead the Philadelphia 76ers past the Brooklyn Nets 106-97.
Hawes, a former Seattle Prep and Washington Huskies player, set a season high for points. The 7-foot-1 center also had seven assists while helping the Sixers snap a five-game losing streak.
"We were able to sustain and that was the best 48-minute game we played in awhile," Hawes said.
Deron Williams had 27 points and 13 assists for the Nets, who had won three in a row. Brooklyn center Brook Lopez had 14 of his 19 points in the first quarter.
Lopez's fast start didn't rattle Hawes, who has a habit of letting baskets scored against him affect his play offensively.
"Spencer's middle name is Frustration," Sixers coach Doug Collins said.
• Kosta Koufos scored a career high 22 points on 10-of-11 shooting, mostly from point-blank range, and Denver ran its winning streak to nine with a 108-93 victory over the Suns in Phoenix.
• Stephen Curry scored 26 points, David Lee had 21 and the Golden State Warriors routed visiting New York 92-63 for their most lopsided victory of the season.
Carmelo Anthony had 14 points and 10 rebounds after missing the Knicks' previous three games because of a knee problem.
• Mo Williams scored 20 points to help host Utah beat the Detroit Pistons 103-90.
Marvin Williams of Bremerton added 14 points for the Jazz.
• Ex-Magic standout Dwight Howard, who is in his first season with the Los Angeles Lakers, returns to Orlando on Tuesday for his first game there since being traded in the offseason.