George Hill scored a career-high 27 points, and the San Antonio Spurs overcame Kevin Durant's 45 to beat the Oklahoma City Thunder 99-96 on Monday night and forge a tie between the teams for sixth place in the Western Conference standings.
Serge Ibaka swatted away Tim Duncan's layup try to give the
Thunder a chance with 8.8 seconds left, but Thabo Sefolosha missed
a 3-pointer from the left wing with 5 seconds remaining after he
was left open because of a double-team against Durant.
Manu Ginobili then hit one of two free throws with 2.3 seconds
left, and Russell Westbrook couldn't connect on a halfcourt shot at
the buzzer to tie it for the Thunder.
Durant matched his season high and helped Oklahoma City close a
six-point deficit in the final 4 minutes.