OKLAHOMA CITY – The streak is over. The series may only be beginning.
Kevin Durant scored 22 points, Thabo Sefolosha set playoff career-bests with 19 points
and six steals, and the Oklahoma City Thunder snapped San Antonio’s 20-game winn-
ing streak by beating the Spurs 102-82 in Game 3 of the Western Conference finals on
Oklahoma City closed its series deficit to 2-1 and will host Game 4 on Saturday night.
“We never thought these guys had an advantage over us even though we had lost a
few,” Durant said. “It was just good that we took it to 2-1. We didn’t want to go down 0-3.”
“We just played a good basketball game,” Thunder coach Scott Brooks said. “We played
with a lot of force, we played with good energy, but we played defensive-minded basket-
ball. “That’s who we are. That’s how we win.” Tony Parker and Stephen Jackson led the
Spurs with 16 points apiece. Tim Duncan had 11 points on 5-for-15 shooting, taking 11 of
San Antonio’s first 25 shots as the offense went through the All-Star center instead of