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May 21, 2014
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(2) OKLAHOMA CITY THUNDER (0-1) AT (1) SAN ANTONIO SPURS (1-0), 9 P.M.

(SportsNetwork.com) - The San Antonio Spurs will try to take a 2-0 cushion over the Oklahoma City Thunder when the two teams continue the Western Conference finals Wednesday night at AT&T Center.

San Antonio took the series lead Monday night with a 122-105 home victory in Game 1.

The Spurs used a balanced scoring attack and clamped down defensively late in the third quarter to claim the win. Five San Antonio players scored in double figures and the Spurs outshot the Thunder from both the field and behind the 3-point line.

Russell Westbrook knocked down a jumper with 5:09 left in the third to give the Thunder a 76-75 lead -- their first since a 5-4 edge early in the first -- but after Kevin Durant drained a jumper of his own nearly 30 seconds later, San Antonio turned up the intensity on the defensive end.

The Spurs held Oklahoma City to just one field goal over the next seven-plus minutes, turning a one-point deficit into a 13-point advantage early in the fourth quarter.

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