Oklahoma City Thunder notebook: Depleted Spurs rest starters in fourth

San Antonio was nowhere near full-strength during Monday's 107-93 loss to the Thunder at Chesapeake Energy Arena
By John Rohde Published: December 17, 2012

San Antonio was nowhere near full-strength during Monday night's 107-93 loss to the Thunder at Chesapeake Energy Arena, and no Spurs starter played the entire fourth quarter.

It was the second meeting this season between the teams and San Antonio sixth man Manu Ginobili did not play in either. He missed Monday's contest with a quad injury.

Starting forward Kawhi Leonard missed the game with tendinitis in his right knee.

Despite having a broken right pinkie finger, forward Stephen Jackson played 19 minutes and defended three-time scoring champ Kevin Durant.

With a road game at Denver on Tuesday and his team on the mend, Spurs coach Gregg Popovich had all 12 available players play double-digit minutes.

HOME, NOW AWAY

With Monday's victory, the Thunder is 20-4 overall has two fewer losses than any other NBA team.

However, after playing 16 of its first 24 games at home, OKC now hits the road for 15 of its next 22 contests.

OKC also has won 11 straight, the longest streak since the franchise relocated in 2008.



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