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Durant missed a good look at a 3-pointer, and the Spurs rebounded and went to the line. Diaw missed the first and made the second free throw to make it a four-point lead for the Spurs. Westbrook missed a wild 3-pointer, and Spurs wrapped it up.

San Antonio led by 12 early in the fourth quarter, but the Thunder chipped away at the free throw line after getting the Spurs into foul trouble. Back-to-back baskets by Westbrook and Durant cut San Antonio’s lead to 93-91 with 4:01 to play, leading to the frantic final minutes.

Westbrook was fouled on a drive with 9.3 seconds to play. He made both free throws to tie the score at 101. Ginobili’s fadeaway at the free-throw line against Westbrook missed, and the game went to overtime.

Ginobili said the Thunder were a significant hurdle, and he expects them to be a roadblock in the future.

“They are a pretty good team,” he said. “They have so much talent, so much athleticism, so much future. They are a tough team.”

Notes: The Spurs had just two assists and missed all five of their 3-point attempts in the first quarter. … Spurs C Matt Bonner started for the second straight game. He made just 1 of 5 3-pointers in the first half as the Thunder backed off of him. … Westbrook had four steals in the first half. … Thunder coach Scott Brooks was issued a technical foul in the third quarter. … Westbrook made his first 10 free throws and 17 of 18 overall. … Thunder G Derek Fisher, 39, played every minute of the fourth quarter and overtime.