Spurs Sink Thunder On Walker’s Game-Winner


SAN ANTONIO — The San Antonio Spurs continued their homestand on Wednesday night with a 122-120 victory over the Oklahoma City Thunder at the AT&T Center.

Dejounte Murray had 26 points and 12 assists to lead San Antonio while Keldon Johnson added 22 points as the Spurs sent Oklahoma City to their seventh straight loss.

Lonnie Walker IV had 20 points off the bench, including a 3-pointer with 1.8 seconds remaining to lift the Spurs to the win.

“He’s very confident offensively. He’s learning about decision-making and that sort of thing, when’s the right time to make sure we don’t play in a crowd, we kick it to the guy on time, because he gets by people,” Spurs Head Coach Gregg Popovich said.

San Antonio had a season-high 19 3-pointers after blowing a 16 point lead in the third quarter.

“I thought they moved better than we did, they were more aggressive,” Popovich said. “We made threes and it bailed us out. We were not bailed out by good basketball, threes bailed us out. Lonnie (Walker) made a hell of a shot at the end, Josh (Primo) made a good defensive play in the corner on the last play, but other than that I think we got outplayed.”

Shai Gilgeous-Alexander led the Thunder with 34 points while Aleksej Pokusevski had five points in the final 2:18 to go along with his 16 points. Darius Bazley added 25 points.

”The execution was really good down the stretch,” Daigneault said. ”The fourth quarter of the game, I thought we played really well. Executed on both ends, played with great intensity and connectiveness. It wasn’t perfect, but I thought those guys did a really good job.”


The San Antonio Spurs are now 27-43 on the season and will return to the court on Friday to face the New Orleans Pelicans at 7:30 p.m. at the AT&T Center.


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