NBA Thursday night round up: Thunder snap Spurs 19-game win streak

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Only two games in the NBA on Thursday night but two fantastic Western Conference Match-ups featuring the three teams with the best records in the NBA: Oklahoma City Thunder, San Antonio Spurs and Los Angles Clippers. 

It also saw the top two seeds in the West face off as the Thunder snapped the Spurs 19-game win streak behind the brilliance of Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook.

San Antonio Spurs 94-106 Oklahoma City Thunder

As the Spurs win streak ended at the hands of the Thunder, another streak stays alive as Kevin Durant's run of consecutive games with 25 points or more extends to 39 which is the longest since Michael Jordan recorded 40 in the 1986-87 season.

Durant scored 28 and Westbrook recorded 27 points to help the Thunder defeat the rolling Spurs 106-94 as the lopsided result means that San Antonio are now 0-4 on the season against the Oklahoma City Thunder.

Gregg Popovich revealed that he planned to rest Tony Parker but the point guard refused to sit as Manu Ginobili was the only Spur to miss the contest.

The game itself had a playoff atmosphere and Durant initially came out shooting poorly in the early stages of the game.

The Thunder would rally in front of their home fans and Westbrook igniting their defence and made it possible for the home team to pull away from their opposition, the Spurs would rest most of their starters in the 4th quarter as the Thunder handsomely won the contest in the end.

Dallas Mavericks 113-107 Los Angeles Clippers

Dallas keep their playoff hopes alive in a much needed win in Los Angeles over the Clippers by a scoreline of 113-107.

Mavericks begin their road trip in LA and Dallas were able to fend off a late surge from the Clippers in a back-and-forth contest that went right down to the wire.

Dirk Nowitzki scored a game high 26 points and got the win despite a valiant triple-double effort from Blake Griffin who had 25 points, 11 assists and 10 rebounds.

But more worryingly for the Clippers fans was that the power forward twisted his ankle in the final minute of the game, further news on the injury is still unknown.

The Mavericks had been known to struggle to close out games as of late and they held a 12-point lead with 2:46 left to play after a clutch jump shot by Vince Carter who had come off the bench.

The Clippers weren't finished though, they made a late rally and inside the minute mark were only trailing by two points but the Mavericks managed to survive as they look to stay in the lower playoff places in the Western Conference.

Thats all of the action from the two games in the NBA this Thursday.

Oklahoma City Thunder
Blake Griffin
L.A. Clippers
Dallas Mavericks
Kevin Durant
San Antonio Spurs

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