Parker, Spurs hold off Thunder, take 2-0 series lead
Tony Parker scored 34 points and dished out eight assists, Manu Ginobili added 20 points and the San Antonio Spurs stayed perfect in the playoffs with a 120-111 victory over the Oklahoma City Thunder in Game 2 of the Western Conference Finals on Tuesday night.
The Spurs put on an offensive clinic for three quarters, shooting 60 percent from the field and led by as many as 22 points in the game, before the Thunder made things interesting in the fourth quarter.
Oklahoma went on 9-3 run to start the final period and were within six points with 5:24 left before Tim Duncan, Ginobili and Parker helped close it out.
Rookie Kawhi Leonard finished with 18 points, 10 rebounds and two blocks, Duncan chipped in 11 points, 12 rebounds, six assists and four block shots, Boris Diaw had nine points and seven boards, and Tiago Splitter scored eight points in 11 minutes for the Spurs.
After going scoreless in the Western Conference Finals opener, Danny Green bounced back with 10 points and five rebounds for San Antonio.
Kevin Durant led the Thunder with 31 points and five rebounds, James Harden responded with 30 points off the bench, and Russell Westbrook had 27 points and eight assists but it was not enough for Oklahoma to get the win.
The Spurs leads the series 2-0 with Game 3 on Thursday night in Oklahoma City.
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