Leonard scores 26, helps Spurs beat Thunder in OT, 102-98
Ponca City Now - April 13, 2016 9:18 am
SAN ANTONIO (AP) – Kawhi Leonard had 26 points and the San Antonio Spurs had to rally to beat the short-handed Oklahoma City Thunder 102-98 in overtime Tuesday night to finish 40-1 at home this season, matching an NBA record.
The Boston Celtics had the same record in 1985-86.
San Antonio was lethargic coming off its first home loss of the season to the Golden State Warriors on Sunday. The Spurs never led in the final quarter the loss and trailed throughout much of their home finale.
Thunder coach Billy Donovan rested stars Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook and Serge Ibaka in their regular-season finale while San Antonio coach Gregg Popovich started his regular lineup.
The Thunder were still able to force the first overtime in San Antonio this season. Four players finished with 17 points apiece for the Thunder.