Oklahoma City's Kevin Durant celwbrates after a basket and a foul during Game 2 of the second-round series between the Oklahoma City Thunder and the San Antonio Spurs in the NBA playoffs at the AT&T Center in San Antonio, Monday, May 2, 2016. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman
Oklahoma City's Kevin Durant celwbrates after a basket and a foul during Game 2 of the second-round series between the Oklahoma City Thunder and the San Antonio Spurs in the NBA playoffs at the AT&T Center in San Antonio, Monday, May 2, 2016. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman

OKC survives frantic finish in Game 2, evens series with San Antonio

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SAN ANTONIO — With a bloodthirsty crowd behind him and jittery Manu Ginóbili crowding his space, Dion Waiters, in the most important moment of his career — inbounding, up one, with 13.5 seconds left of a pivotal playoff game in San Antonio — shivered Ginobili backward with an elbow and then tossed a floating pass toward halfcourt.

Oklahoma City's Andre Roberson (21) is fouled by San Antonio's Manu Ginobili (20) during Game 2 of the second-round series between the Oklahoma City Thunder and the San Antonio Spurs in the NBA playoffs at the AT&T Center in San Antonio, Monday, May 2, 2016. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman
Oklahoma City's Andre Roberson (21) is fouled by San Antonio's Manu Ginobili (20) during Game 2 of the second-round series between the Oklahoma City Thunder and the San Antonio Spurs in the NBA playoffs at the AT&T Center in San Antonio, Monday, May 2, 2016. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman

Andre Roberson’s defense on Kawhi Leonard keys Thunder in Game 2

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SAN ANTONIO — In the hall on the way to his postgame press conference, Billy Donovan stopped briefly to drop a joke on a reporter.

“No major lineup changes,” Donovan said smiling before walking off. Turns out, sticking with Roberson was the right move.

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Berry Tramel

OKC Thunder: Grading the Thunder's 98-97 win...

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The Thunder came out roaring in Game 2 and held on at the end to beat the Spurs 98-97 Monday night and even the Western...

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Jenni Carlson

What they're saying about Thunder-Spurs Game 2

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Lang Whitaker, NBA.com (via Twitter): “Should have known Westbrook would have a big night when he couldn't attend the #MetGala...

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