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halted a four-game losing streak Monday

Postby ruogu1234 » November 7th, 2019, 11:54 pm

(SportsNetwork.com) - When the 2014-15 NBA schedule came out, this Christmas matchup between the Oklahoma City Thunder and San Antonio Spurs seemed like a battle for Western Conference supremacy. Fast-forward through injuries and Thursdays contest at AT&T Center is between the seventh and 10th best teams in the ultra-loaded Western Conference. The defending champion Spurs were without All-Star guard Tony Parker for five games earlier this month. Now, Kawhi Leonard is sidelined indefinitely with a torn ligament in his right hand. The Thunder were without Kevin Durant for a long period to begin the season and the reigning MVP has sat the last three with a sprained right ankle. He has been ruled out for the game against the Spurs. OKC has also been without Russell Westbrook for a chunk of the campaign. Hes back and playing at a high level, but it hasnt helped the Thunder, whove lost two straight and three of their last four. The Thunders consecutive losses came at home to the New Orleans Pelicans and Portland Trail Blazers. The Portland loss came on Tuesday, in overtime, 115-111. Westbrook went for 40 points with 10 rebounds and six assists in the loss. But unlike Portlands Damian Lillard, who scored 40 on 21 shots, it took Westbrook a career-high 34 shot attempts to do it. Reggie Jackson and Serge Ibaka had 21 and 16 points, respectively, for Oklahoma City. The Thunder squandered a 10-point lead over the games final two minutes. Lillard found himself wide open at the top of the key coming off a pick and buried the trey to tie the game. Westbrook was off the mark from way beyond the arc as the buzzer sounded. They pushed Russell out, Thunder coach Scott Brooks said of Westbrooks final shot in regulation. He made a tough decision. We have to get a better shot than that. LaMarcus Aldridge converted a three-point play following a Jackson basket to open the overtime period. Wesley Matthews knocked down a 3-pointer the next trip down prior to Westbrooks layup that made it a two-point game. It stayed that way until Lillard dialed in a trey, then he hit a pair of free throws with just over a minute left before Dorell Wrights tip-in gave the Blazers a comfortable seven-point cushion. The Spurs, meanwhile, halted a four-game losing streak Monday with a 125-118 home win over the Los Angeles Clippers. Parker scored 26 points and Tim Duncan posted his third straight double-double to help the Spurs. Duncan went for 21 points and 12 rebounds, Boris Diaw added a season-high 23 points off the bench and Manu Ginobili scored 19 with 10 assists for San Antonio. The Spurs assisted on 37 of their 49 baskets and shot a season-high 63.6 percent from the field. Parker was critical in his return from injury. I was just trying to bring energy and be aggressive, said Parker. Just happy to be back out there. 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Dougie Hamilton and Jordan Caron scored in the first period after the Red Wings had miscues on the ice and Tuukka Rask finished with a 23-save shutout, giving Boston a 3-0 win over the Red Wings and a 2-1 series lead in their first-round series.JOHANNESBURG, South Africa -- The Lions extended their unexpectedly bright start to Super Rugby when they beat the Blues 39-36 for the first time since 2006 in a see-saw battle at Ellis Park on Saturday. Although the hosts were outscored five tries to three by the team from Auckland, Marnitz Boshoff landed four penalties and two dropped goals to give them their third win in five games since returning to the competition. The Lions missed out on Super Rugby in 2013 when they lost their place to the Southern Kings, and were expected to struggle after earning their way back into the tournament through a playoff victory. However Saturdays win put them fourth in the standings, while the Blues were 13th after a third loss in four games. The first half belonged entirely to the Lions, as they bounced into the break with a 17-0 lead. After the game had gone scoreless for the first 30 minutes, Blues prop Charlie Faumuina was yellow carded for collapsing a maul close to his own tryline, and two minutes later scrum-half Francois de Klerk capitalized on the numerical advantage to score the games first try. Boshoff added the conversion and a dropped goal, before Courtnall Skosan went over on thhe stroke of half-time gave the Lions a significant advantage.dddddddddddd Boshoff added a penalty after the break to push the gap to 20 points, and the Blues earned a second yellow card when Tom Donnelly failed to use his arms whilst clearing out a ruck. However when the lock returned, the Blues came roaring back into the match with two tries in three minutes to narrow the deficit to eight points. Coenie van Wyks try with 20 minutes remaining gave the Lions some breathing room, but the Blues kept coming and Frank Halai held off a defender to score under the posts moments later. Boshoffs penalty made it 33-22 with 10 minutes to play, only for centre George Moalas converted try to put the Blues within four points. However a couple of penalties from Boshoff made the game safe, ensuring that Benji Marshalls 80th minute try gave the Blues no more than a losing bonus point. ------ Lions 39 (Francois de Klerk, Courtnall Skosan, Coenie van Wyk tries; Marnitz Boshoff 3 conversions, 4 penalties, 2 dropped goals), Blues 36 (Charles Piutau, Bryn Hall, Frank Halai, George Moala, Benji Marshall tries; Chris Noakes 2 conversions, penalty, Simon Hickey 2 conversions). HT: 17-0 ' ' '
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