Spurs post biggest comeback win in Gregg Popovich era

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"In general, they were the more aggressive team", Spurs coach Gregg Popovich said. Can Russell Westbrook pass Oscar Robertson and if so, can the Thunder get past the first round of the playoffs?

He tossed an underhand pass to Andre Roberson on the break for his eighth assist.

Enes and the boys: Enes Kanter might not be the most intimidating force for the Thunder. Yet there really is much more to National Basketball Association success than statistical stunts like the triple-doubles, or even the scoring crown, which Westbrook is also in position to claim. Westbrook put up 23 points, 13 rebounds, and 13 assists in 35 minutes to lead OKC to victory and stop San Antonio's nine-game winning streak.

Certainly, after the team dropped four-straight contests to sub.500 iterations this Thunder win came as an unexpected surprise.

Much credit should also be given to OKC and Westbrook's supporting cast on Thursday night as the whole gang was alert inside Chesapeake Energy Arena. Taj Gibson in. Domantas Sabonis to the bench. "It's not about usage, it's about what does the team need at this moment in time, and he tries to do the very best he can to help the team".

Pau Gasol scored 18 points while LaMarcus Aldridge posted 17 points and six rebounds as the Spurs (50-14) saw their nine-game win streak come to an end. Guard Dejounte Murray started in place of Parker. Westbrook played the Thunder to their potential, and his teammates answered the bell.

The rest would go with 49-56 for the local team, which would maintain the tone in the second half.

F Danny Green scored 14 points.

All four players had double-digit shot attempts two nights after Westbrook was the only Thunder player to break 10. During the Sacramento-era, San Antonio holds an 85-39 advantage and they lead the Kings 113-55 all-time.

The Spurs' Kawhi Leonard gave some interesting nutrition advice in his interview with GQ's Mick Rouse that published on Thursday.

The Warriors are going to be without Kevin Durant, who is still recovering from an MCL sprain in his left knee.

Before that, Westbrook was walking to the scorer's table midway through the quarter with the Thunder ahead 12.

But look at Player B: a bit less of a scorer, but much more of an all-around force.

Oladipo momentarily bobbled the ball.

Like Donovan said, it seems easy to just assume when Westbrook plays the way he did against the Spurs, the Thunder are at their best. The Thunder was bolstered by superstar Russell Westbrook's record-breaking performance.

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