Kevin Durant hit a three-pointer with 3:16 remaining to put the Thunder up by eight and break open what had been a very tight fourth quarter. The Oklahoma City Thunder went on to win, 100-88, over San Antonio on Thursday night in Chesapeake Energy Arena.
Durant just missed a double-double with 25 points and nine rebounds.
Oklahoma City (55-20) pulled to within a half-game of first place in the Western Conference, just behind the Spurs.
Russell Westbrook had a game high 27 points.
But the brightest point of the night came from Derek Fisher.
The veteran guard escaped his slump and came alive in the first half, nailing back-to-back three-pointers to start OKC on a 20-3 run. The Thunder extended a three point lead to 20 at 41-21 and would not trail for the remainder of the game.
Fisher scored 17 points and was 6 of 8 from the field.
Serge Ibaka achieved the double-double Durant missed with 11 points and 11 boards. He had three blocks to go with that.
Tim Duncan and Kawhi Leonard each had 24 points points for San Antonio (56-20) and Leonard had a career high 14 rebounds.
OKC next takes to the road play the Indiana Pacers on Friday at 7 p.m.