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Spurs finish strong road trip with 112-102 win over Thunder

Spurs finish strong road trip with 112-102 win over Thunder

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Spurs finish strong road trip with 112-102 win over Thunder

Oklahoma City’s Hamidou Diallo (middle) goes to the basket between San Antonio’s Jakob Poeltl (left) and Devin Vassell during the first half of the Thunder’s loss Tuesday in Oklahoma City.

OKLAHOMA CITY — Lonnie Walker IV scored 24 points and San Antonio beat the Oklahoma City Thunder 112-102 on Tuesday night, allowing the Spurs to finish a five-game trip with four wins.

Keldon Johnson added 18 points for the Spurs, who won their 2,200th game since joining the NBA in 1976. The Spurs committed a season-low four turnovers.

Shai Gilgeous-Alexander led Oklahoma City with 20 points while Hamidou Diallo scored 16. The Thunder are 0-4 this season at Chesapeake Energy Arena but 5-1 on the road. Oklahoma City’s next three games are at home.

The Spurs led 51-43 at halftime before Oklahoma City started the third quarter on an 11-3 run to tie the game. Walker and Trey Lyles each hit a 3-pointer to rebuild the Spurs’ lead to 62-55 and they never trailed again.

A 3-pointer by Patty Mills, who scored 17 points, gave San Antonio its largest lead at 85-75 with 10:49 left. The Thunder closed within four points several times after that, the last at 104-100 with 2:25 left, but missed a chance to draw closer when Al Horford missed a 3-point attempt. The Spurs hit all six of their free throws in the final minute.

TIP-INS

Spurs: DeMar DeRozan missed a second straight game for personal reasons … With 13 points, LaMarcus Aldridge moved past John Stockton into 47th place on the NBA’s all-time scoring list. Aldridge has 19,720 points. Aldridge also moved up a spot to 70th on the NBA’s career list for blocked shots. His two against the Thunder gave him 1,118. ... Dejounte Murray received a technical foul with 9:13 left in the third quarter after the Spurs had rebounded a missed Oklahoma City shot.

Thunder: Oklahoma City entered the game averaging 13.6 3-pointers per game but went 7 of 26 from behind the arc. ... Gilgeous-Alexander fell a rebound shy of his second double-double of the season.

UP NEXT

Spurs: Host the Houston Rockets for a pair of games on Thursday and Saturday.

Thunder: Host the Los Angeles Lakers on Wednesday as part of a four-game homestand.

San Antonio 112, OKC 102

FG FT Reb; ; ;

SA Min M-A M-A O-T A PF PTS

Johnson 38:31 6-11 6-7 2-7 1 3 18

Lyles 18:18 2-6 1-2 0-4 0 2 6

Aldridge 31:34 6-16 0-0 2-10 6 3 13

Murray 31:23 6-13 4-4 0-5 7 1 16

Walker IV 35:34 7-15 7-7 0-3 2 4 24

Mills 25:22 7-15 0-0 0-1 5 2 17

Vassell 21:38 0-5 2-2 2-7 2 1 2

Gay 21:13 5-11 0-0 0-6 2 3 12

Poeltl 16:26 2-3 0-0 1-3 1 1 4

Totals 240:00 41-95 20-22 7-46 26 20 112

Percentages: FG .432, FT .909. 3-Point Goals: 10-35, .286 (Walker IV 3-7, Mills 3-10, Gay 2-6, Lyles 1-3, Aldridge 1-4, Murray 0-1, Johnson 0-2, Vassell 0-2). Team Rebounds: 5. Team Turnovers: None. Blocked Shots: 5 (Aldridge 2, Poeltl 2, Walker IV). Turnovers: 4 (Aldridge 2, Murray, Walker IV). Steals: 8 (Gay 3, Johnson 2, Aldridge, Poeltl, Vassell). Technical Fouls: None.

FG FT Reb; ; ;

OKC Min M-A M-A O-T A PF PTS

Bazley 32:42 4-14 2-2 1-6 2 2 12

Dort 27:02 4-11 1-2 1-6 0 2 12

Horford 28:55 5-13 0-0 0-7 3 1 10

G.-Alxndr 33:28 7-10 6-9 2-9 2 2 20

Hill 28:00 3-4 6-6 0-5 5 2 12

Diallo 21:13 5-9 6-6 0-4 2 1 16

Muscala 16:34 1-4 0-0 0-2 1 3 3

Pokusevski 15:36 2-6 0-0 1-5 1 1 4

Maledon 15:13 2-5 0-2 0-2 1 3 4

Roby 13:34 1-3 2-2 2-6 1 2 4

Jackson 4:11 2-4 0-0 0-0 0 0 5

Williams 3:26 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 1 0

Miller 0:01 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0

Totals 240:00 36-83 23-29 7-52 18 20 102

Percentages: FG .434, FT .793. 3-Point Goals: 7-26, .269 (Dort 3-6, Bazley 2-7, Jackson 1-2, Muscala 1-3, Hill 0-1, Pokusevski 0-1, Maledon 0-2, Horford 0-4). Team Rebounds: 6. Team Turnovers: None. Blocked Shots: 5 (Pokusevski 2, Bazley, Roby, Williams). Turnovers: 13 (Maledon 3, Dort 2, Gilgeous-Alexander 2, Hill 2, Pokusevski 2, Bazley, Williams). Steals: 1 (Dort). Technical Fouls: None.

SA 26 25 29 32 — 112

OKC 26 17 30 29 — 102

Gallery: Oklahoma City Thunder vs San Antonio Spurs

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