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Thunder Wallop Spurs 102-82, Pull within 2-1

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Published on Jun 1, 2012

The streak is over. The series may only be beginning.

Kevin Durant scored 22 points, Thabo Sefolosha set playoff career-bests with 19 points and six steals, and the Oklahoma City Thunder snapped San Antonio's 20-game winning streak by beating the Spurs 102-82 in Game 3 of the Western Conference finals on Thursday night.

Oklahoma City closed its series deficit to 2-1 and will host Game 4 on Saturday night.

''We never thought these guys had an advantage over us even though we had lost a few,'' Durant said. ''It was just good that we took it to 2-1. We didn't want to go down 0-3.''

Sefolosha threw a wrench in the Spurs' well-oiled offense at the start, getting four steals in the first 3 minutes. The Spurs ended up committing a postseason-worst 21 turnovers and scoring their least points all season.

San Antonio had been averaging 109.4 points during its month-and-a-half winning streak and had been held to double digits only twice.

''We just played a good basketball game,'' Thunder coach Scott Brooks said. ''We played with a lot of force, we played with good energy, but we played defensive-minded basketball.

''That's who we are. That's how we win.''

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