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San Antonio Spurs guard Tony Parker (9), of France, goes to the hoop against Oklahoma City Thunder's Nazr Mohammed, right, during the first half of an NBA basketball game on Saturday, Feb. 4, 2012, in San Anotnio.

SAN ANTONIO — Tony Parker scored 42 points and broke the Spurs' franchise record for career assists, leading San Antonio to a 107-96 win over the NBA-best Oklahoma City Thunder on Saturday night.

The Thunder (18-5) narrowly averted their worst loss this season, while the convincing win was just the springboard San Antonio needed before spending next three weeks on the road — where the Spurs have hardly been as dominant.

All-Star Kevin Durant led Oklahoma City with 22 points and 11 rebounds.

Parker scored a season high and had nine assists. The record-breaker was a dish to Tim Duncan — appropriately enough— in the third quarter that put him past Avery Johnson for the all-time franchise mark.

Parker, who's spent his entire 11-year career with the Spurs, has 4,477 assists.