NBA: Kevin Durant powers Thunder past Spurs 109-103

By Jeff Latzke

Associated Press

Published: Saturday, June 2 2012 9:20 p.m. MDT

Oklahoma City Thunder guard James Harden, toip, shoots against San Antonio Spurs guard Danny Green, bottom, left, and guard Tony Parker, of France, during the first half of Game 4 in the NBA basketball playoffs Western Conference finals, Saturday, June 2, 2012, in Oklahoma City.

Sue Ogrocki, Associated Press

OKLAHOMA CITY — Kevin Durant scored 18 of his 36 points in a scintillating final 7 minutes, Serge Ibaka added a career-high 26 points and the Oklahoma City Thunder evened the Western Conference finals at two games apiece by beating the San Antonio Spurs 109-103 Saturday night.

After seeing his team's 15-point lead dwindle to four, Durant took over midway through the fourth quarter by scoring all 16 of the Thunder's points during a span of just over 5 minutes to keep the Spurs at bay.

With All-Star teammate Russell Westbrook limited to seven points, Durant did almost all of the damage late to send the series back to San Antonio all square for Game 5 on Monday night.

Tim Duncan had 21 points for San Antonio, which had won 20 in a row before losing Game 3.

Get The Deseret News Everywhere

Subscribe

Mobile

RSS