OKLAHOMA CITY (AFP) - Kevin Durant scored 24 points and the Oklahoma City Thunder snapped San Antonio's 11-game National Basketball Association (NBA) win streak with a 94-88 home victory on Wednesday over the Spurs.
Spanish Olympian Serge Ibaka scored 13 of his 17 points in the second half to help the Thunder remain unbeaten on their home court this season.
The Thunder improved to 10-3 with their fifth win in a row and 7-0 at home this season, but Oklahoma City still trails Portland (13-2) by two games in the North-west division.
The Spurs fell to 13-2, still 2.5 games atop second-place Houston in the South-west division.
Thunder reserve Reggie Jackson matched a career high with 23 points on 10-of-14 shooting.
French guard Tony Parker led the Spurs with 16 points and seven assists, while Kawhi Leonard contributed 14 points, 10 rebounds and four steals in a losing cause.
San Antonio clung to a 52-51 lead early in the second half when the Thunder ran off eight points in a row, a spurt that ended with a Durant slam dunk off a Russell Westbrook steal.
The Thunder stayed in front to the finish, although a 9-1 spurt by the Spurs pulled San Antonio within 79-76 on a Marco Belinelli jumper.
Oklahoma City scored seven of the next eight points, including a 3-point play by Durant and the Thunder went 6-of-6 at the free throw line in the final 80 seconds to seal the triumph.