Spurs Vs. Thunder, 2012 NBA Playoffs Game 2: San Antonio Gains 2-0 Series Advantage Over Oklahoma City

The San Antonio Spurs picked up an impressive 120-111 victory over the Oklahoma City Thunder on Tuesday night in Game 2 of the 2012 Western Conference Finals. The Thunder gave the Spurs a tough time during the final quarter, eliminating a double-digit deficit, but Tony Parker's 34 points were too much to overcome.

Parker accumulated his points on 16-of-21 shooting, which was part of a great overall scoring night by San Antonio, The Spurs hit on 55.1 percent of their shots. Manu Ginobili was second on the team in scoring with 20 points. Rookie Kawhi Leonard finished with 18 points on 7-of-12 shooting, including 3-of-6 from beyond the arc, and 10 rebounds. Tim Duncan didn't join in on the shooting party -- going just 2-of-11 from the field -- but he came up with four big blocks and 12 rebounds.

For the Thunder, Kevin Durant led the way with 31 points and James Harden followed closely with 30 points, but the Spurs contained Oklahoma City on defense just enough to hold them off. Russell Westbrook finished the game with 27 points, eight assists and seven rebounds.

The Spurs take a 20-game winning streak to Oklahoma City on Thursday for Game 3.

For more on the Spurs, be sure to visit Pounding the Rock; for the Thunder, Welcome to Loud City. And for news, analysis and everything else revolving around the NBA Playoffs, be sure to visit SB Nation's NBA page.

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