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Thunder, minus Kevin Durant, top Spurs 114-106

Thunder, minus Kevin Durant, top Spurs 114-106

SAN ANTONIO -- Moving from end to end with the acceleration of a Porsche, guard Russell Westbrook scored 34 points, helping the Oklahoma City Thunder defeat the San Antonio Spurs 114-106 Thursday.

Westbrook also passed for 11 assists.

Fans in San Antonio, and a national television audience, were denied a marquee matchup of small forwards when Oklahoma City's Kevin Durant and San Antonio's Kawhi Leonard sat due to injuries.

Leonard missed his fifth consecutive game with a torn ligament in his right hand.

"It's a pain thing," Spurs coach Gregg Popovich said. "He can't move his hand. He can't catch and dribble. Medically, they don't think he can hurt it...