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.
Serge Ibaka had 25 points for the Thunder, while teammates Russell Westbrook had 22, Kevin Martin had 20 and Durant had 19.
The Thunder is now 4-0 this season when three players score 20-plus.
OKC outscored the Spurs 15-6 in second-chance points. In the first half, neither team had a point. … San Antonio outscored the Thunder 16-15 in fast-break points and the teams tied 44-44 for points in the paint. … The league's leading free-throw shooting team, OKC shot 27 for 30 (. 900) from the line compared to 15 for 21 (. 714) for the Spurs. … Ibaka and Durant each blocked three shots. … While Ibaka had 17 rebounds, Nick Collison came off the bench and grabbed 10 (six offensive). … Baseball Hall of Famer Wade Boggs was in attendance.
Popovich on the Thunder: “The Thunder is a talented team. They're long, they're athletic and if you play them in the half court and play slow then you're in trouble. … You've got to keep scoring and you need pace to do that because in the half court they're just too long and too athletic.”
BY JOHN ROHDE