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Spurs take 2-0 lead in rout

Spurs forward Tim Duncan grabs a rebound in front of teammate Tiago Splitter and Thunder forward Nick Collison.

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Spurs forward Tim Duncan grabs a rebound in front of teammate Tiago Splitter and Thunder forward Nick Collison.

SAN ANTONIO, Texas — Tony Parker scored 22, Danny Green made seven 3-pointers and added 21, and the Spurs used a dominant third quarter to decimate the Thunder 112-77 Wednesday night, rolling to a 2-0 lead in the Western Conference final.

Tim Duncan added 14 points and 12 rebounds, and Manu Ginobili and Boris Diaw had 11 points apiece off the bench.

Oklahoma City's Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook each had 15 points, but the third-quarter barrage made spectators of both — not that they accomplished much when they did play. The star duo combined to go 13-for-40 from the floor, including 4-for-14 in the third quarter.

Spurs 112, Thunder 77

OKLAHOMA CITY (77): Durant 6-16 3-5 15, Collison 1-2 0-0 2, Perkins 1-2 0-0 2, Westbrook 7-24 0-0 15, Sefolosha 0-5 0-0 0, Adams 4-5 1-4 9, Jackson 4-7 0-0 8, Butler 4-8 0-0 9, Fisher 1-5 0-0 2, Jones 1-4 0-0 2, Lamb 6-8 1-1 13, Roberson 0-3 0-0 0. Totals 35-89 5-10 77.

SAN ANTONIO (112): Leonard 2-4 0-0 4, Duncan 5-12 4-4 14, Splitter 2-4 5-5 9, Parker 10-17 2-2 22, Green 7-11 0-0 21, Belinelli 3-9 2-2 8, Ginobili 2-4 6-6 11, Diaw 4-6 2-4 11, Mills 0-5 0-0 0, Baynes 2-4 0-0 4, Joseph 3-4 0-0 6, Ayres 1-1 0-0 2, Bonner 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 41-82 21-23 112.

Oklahoma City 26 18 18 15— 77

San Antonio 24 34 33 21— 112

3-Point GoalsOklahoma City 2-20 (Butler 1-3, Westbrook 1-5, Lamb 0-1, Jackson 0-1, Fisher 0-2, Sefolosha 0-2, Jones 0-2, Durant 0-4), San Antonio 9-23 (Green 7-10, Ginobili 1-2, Diaw 1-2, Bonner 0-1, Joseph 0-1, Duncan 0-1, Parker 0-1, Belinelli 0-2, Mills 0-3). Fouled OutNone. ReboundsOklahoma City 47 (Adams 8), San Antonio 55 (Duncan 12). AssistsOklahoma City 18 (Westbrook 5), San Antonio 27 (Parker 5). Total FoulsOklahoma City 21, San Antonio 15. TechnicalsDuncan. A18,581 (18,797).

pacers' george concussed: Indian guard Paul George has a concussion that will force him to complete several league-mandated procedures before he can return to the Eastern Conference final matchup against the Heat. The series, tied at a game apiece, resumes Saturday. Indiana also had starters Lance Stephenson, Roy Hibbert and David West all either limping or ailing in the final minutes of the Game 2 loss Tuesday. George was hurt with 6:52 left in the game. As he and Miami's Dwyane Wade went for a loose ball, George tumbled face-first to the court. Wade struck the back of George's head with his left knee, then appeared to scrape the same area with his right leg as he fell. George played the remainder of the game. He said afterward that he "blacked out" on the play, which the Pacers say was not relayed to their medical staff. In other Pacers news, the league fined Stephenson $5,000 for flopping in Game 2.

sterling update: The league's formal allegation that it is using to try to force out Clippers owner Donald Sterling says he tried to mislead the investigation, according to the Los Angeles Times. The newspaper obtained a copy of the allegation, which says Sterling tried to persuade companion V. Stiviano to say he was not responsible for inflammatory racial comments.

around the league: Mike Dunleavy reportedly has talked to the Knicks and Lakers about their coaching vacancies. Dunleavy, 60, has coached the Lakers, Bucks, Trail Blazers and Clippers. … Timberwolves forward Kevin Love is reportedly open to a trade to the Celtics. … With the Grizzlies front office in turmoil, the Timberwolves are considering trying to lure coach Dave Joerger away to coach the team in his home state. A meeting is scheduled today. … The Hawks said center Al Horford's recovery from a torn right pectoral muscle remains on track for training camp but the former Gator can't play for the Dominican Republic's national team this summer. … Hall of Fame center Hakeem Olajuwon was named the NBA Ambassador to Africa. … The Sacramento City Council approved a $477 million arena for the Kings.

Conference finals



Game 1: Pacers 107, Heat 96

Game 2: Heat 87, Pacers 83

Saturday: at Miami, 8:30, ESPN

Monday: at Miami, 8:30, ESPN

May 28: at Indiana, 8:30, ESPN

May 30: at Miami, 8:30, ESPN*

June 1: at Indiana, 8:30, ESPN*


Spurs 2, Thunder 0

Game 1: Spurs 122, Thunder 105

Wednesday: Spurs 112, Thunder 77

Sunday: at Oklahoma City, 8:30, TNT

May 27: at Oklahoma City, 9, TNT

May 29: at San Antonio, TBD, TNT*

May 31: at Oklahoma City, TBD, TNT*

June 2: at San Antonio, TBD, TNT*

* if necessary

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