Thunder down Spurs for 11th straight win

10:31 PM, Dec 17, 2012   |    comments
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Oklahoma City, OK (Sports Network) - On this night, youth prevailed over experience.

Behind a monster night from Serge Ibaka and a dominant third quarter, the Oklahoma City Thunder ran their winning streak to 11 consecutive games with a 107-93 victory over the San Antonio Spurs in a marquee matchup between the top two teams in the Western Conference.

Ibaka racked up game-highs of 25 points and 17 rebounds, while Russell Westbrook tallied 22 points and nine assists to help the defending West champions record the franchise's longest unbeaten stretch since an 11-game run by the Seattle SuperSonics from Nov. 7-24, 1996.

Kevin Martin contributed 20 points on 7-of-10 shooting off the bench and Kevin Durant finished with 19 points for Oklahoma City, which outscored the Spurs by a 29-16 count in the third quarter to break open a close contest.

Tony Parker had 14 points and seven assists and Nando de Colo also notched 14 points for the suddenly struggling Spurs, now losers in three of their last four outings following an 18-4 beginning to the season.

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