The Oklahoma City Thunder put together one of their better performances of the season Thursday night, defeating the Western Conference leading San Antonio Spurs, 106-94 at Chesapeake Energy Arena.
The Spurs saw their franchise record 19-game winning streak come to an end, as Kevin Durant extended his streak of 25-plus points to 39 consecutive games, just one shy of Michael Jordan's record. He finished with a game-high 28 points, seven rebounds, three assists. Russell Westbrook followed closely behind, recording 27 points, six assists and four steals.
This marks Oklahoma City's first regular season sweep over San Antonio since the 1996-1997 season, when they were the Seattle Supersonics.
Reggie Jackson and Kendrick Perkins, who had been nursing injuries, also returned to the Thunder lineup Thursday night. Jackson scored 14 points off the bench, while Perkins played 12 minutes, scoring zero points.
The Thunder will play its second leg of a back-to-back Friday night at Houston. Westbrook and Perkins will both sit out that game. Tip-off set for 8:30 p.m. on ESPN.