Tune in at 8:00 PM ET as the Spurs take on the Thunder. James Herbert will be liveblogging for your enjoyment.
Now this should be a good game. Last time these teams met, the Spurs won 86-84 at home. Now they're on the road.
OKC has the league's best record at 19-4 on the season. The Spurs are 19-6.
The Spurs will be without Manu Ginobili (bruised quad) and Kawhi Leonard (tendinitis). Stephen Jackson will be dressed but it's not certain whether or not he will play.
OKC has won its last 10 games.
Thunder starters: Russell Westbrook, Thabo Sefolosha, Kevin Durant, Serge Ibaka, Kendrick Perkins
Spurs starters: Tony Parker, Gary Neal, Danny Green, Tim Duncan, Tiago Splitter
@G Impossible to know, though I kinda hope it's decided by one or two points again.
First possession, Tim Duncan makes a baby hook in the lane. Assist to Danny Green. Probably six or seven passes before that, great ball movement.
Westbrook misses a jumper from inside the arc.
Westbrook gets a steal, goes coast to coast and is fouled attempting a layup.
Two free throws coming up for Westbrook.
11:07 left in the first quarter, Spurs up 2-0.
@dibanders Popovich said he'd be "available" but would not confirm that he would play him. We'll see. I hope he does.
Westbrook makes both free throws, it's tied 2-2.
Duncan misses an elbow jumper, contested well by Perkins. Rebounded by Durant.
Great defense by the Thunder on that possession, containing multiple pick and rolls.
Durant uses a screen and misses a jumper from about the same spot where Duncan missed.
Parker gets into the lane, hits a floater and is fouled by Westbrook with 10:23 left in the quarter.
Parker completes the three-point play, Spurs up 5-2.
Reach in foul on Danny Green, trying to guard Durant.
@dibanders Yeah, and I love watching Jack guard him.
Durant in the midpost against Green, he goes right and rises over him and makes a jumper from about 15 feet.
Impossible to stop, pretty much.
Parker misses a long two, the rebound goes out of bounds with 9:35 left and the refs aren't sure who touched it last.
Okay, they decide it's Spurs ball.
New 24 second shot clock for San Antonio.
Parker inbounds it to Neal, who immediately launches a bad contested jumper. Airball. Weird decision.
Durant drives past Green and dishes it off to Perkins. Perkins misses a hook over Duncan.
Parker pushes in transition and is fouled by Durant as he goes up for a layup.
So hard to stay in front of that guy.
9:13 left in the first, two free throws coming up for Parker. Spurs up 5-4.
Ibaka swishes a 19 footer from the right corner over Splitter.
Man, his jump shot is beautiful. He's come such a long way.