Spurs build big lead, hold off Thunder 114-105San Antonio Spurs center DeJuan Blair, center, shoots between Oklahoma City Thunder forward Serge Ibaka, (9) of Republic of Congo, and guard Thabo Sefolosha (2), of Switzerland, in the first quarter of an NBA basketball game in Oklahoma City, Friday, March 16, 2012. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Tony Parker scored 25 points, Tim Duncan added 16 points and a season-high 19 rebounds, and the San Antonio Spurs beat Oklahoma City 114-105 on Friday night to inch closer to the first-place Thunder in the Western Conference standings.
San Antonio rolled to a 26-point lead in the first half and was up by 20 late in the third quarter before Oklahoma City rallied within two down the stretch.
Duncan muscled past Serge Ibaka at the left block to answer Kevin Durant's 3-pointer that pulled the Thunder to 107-105, and Danny Green stole a careless inbound pass by James Harden for a dunk that put the game away.
Russell Westbrook finished with 36 points and Durant scored 25 for Oklahoma City.
DeJuan Blair chipped in 22 points and 11 rebounds for the Spurs, who are three games back in the West.