Tony Parker went off on Saturday night, scoring a season-high 42 points and dishing out nine assists, leading the San Antonio Spurs to a 107-96 home win over the Oklahoma City Thunder. The win was the fourth straight victory for the Spurs, who improved to 13-1 at home on the season.
The loss was the second road loss in a week for the Thunder, who lost games to their two closest competitors in San Antonio and the Los Angeles Clippers. Oklahoma City fell in Los Angeles on Monday 112-100. Kevin Durant had 22 points and 11 rebounds for the Thunder, who still own a three-game advantage over both the Spurs and Clippers. The path is still clear for Oklahoma City for the top seed in the Western Conference.
In other Western Conference games on Saturday night...
Portland Trail Blazers 117, Denver Nuggets 97: Marcus Camby grabbed 20 rebounds and LaMarcus Aldridge put up 29 points and nine rebounds as Portland picked up a home win over a Denver team playing its third game in as many nights.
Minnesota Timberwolves 100, Houston Rockets 91: Kevin Love had 25 points and 18 rebounds as the T-Wolves reached .500 for the first time all season.
Cleveland Cavaliers 91, Dallas Mavericks 88: Dirk Nowtizki scored 24 points and nabbed eight rebounds but the Mavericks dropped their third straight contest. The defending NBA champs are 14-11.