Tony Parker shines as Spurs thump Thunder

AFP| Updated: Mar 26, 2015, 11:21 AM IST
Tony Parker shines as Spurs thump Thunder

NBA champions San Antonio brought Oklahoma City`s four-game NBA winning streak to an emphatic end on Wednesday with a 130-91 rout of the Thunder.

Tony Parker scored 21 points, handed out six assists and pulled down six rebounds for the Spurs, who bounced back from a 101-94 loss at Dallas on Tuesday.

Boris Diaw finished with 19 points, Tim Duncan scored 16 and Kawhi Leonard added 14 points with five rebounds and five assists in the victory.

Russell Westbrook and Enes Kanter scored 16 points apiece for the Thunder. Westbrook also handed out seven assists and Kanter grabbed 10 rebounds.

Oklahoma City, holding the eighth and final playoff spot in the Western Conference, kept it close in the first quarter before San Antonio heated up to take a 71-50 halftime lead.

Diaw`s three-pointer with less than six minutes left in the third stretched the Spurs` lead to 30 and the led 100-74 going into the final period.

San Antonio shot an impressive 58 percent from the floor and out-rebounded the Thunder 50-36.