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Spurs beat Thunder in OT, advance to NBA Finals

  • From left, San Antonio Spurs' Danny Green, Patty Mills, and Boris Diaw celebrate during the second half against the Oklahoma City Thunder in Game 6 of the Western Conference finals NBA basketball playoff series in Oklahoma City, Saturday, May 31, 2014. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)

    From left, San Antonio Spurs' Danny Green, Patty Mills, and Boris Diaw celebrate during the second half against the Oklahoma City Thunder in Game 6 of the Western Conference finals NBA basketball playoff series in Oklahoma City, Saturday, May 31, 2014. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)

  • Oklahoma City Thunder forward Kevin Durant covers his eye after a hard fall in the second half against the San Antonio Spurs in Game 6 of the Western Conference finals NBA basketball playoff series in Oklahoma City, Saturday, May 31, 2014. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)

    Oklahoma City Thunder forward Kevin Durant covers his eye after a hard fall in the second half against the San Antonio Spurs in Game 6 of the Western Conference finals NBA basketball playoff series in Oklahoma City, Saturday, May 31, 2014. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)

  • Oklahoma City Thunder coach Scott Brooks, left, and forward Kevin Durant pause during a break against the San Antonio Spurs in the second half of Game 6 of the Western Conference finals NBA basketball playoff series in Oklahoma City, Saturday, May 31, 2014. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)

    Oklahoma City Thunder coach Scott Brooks, left, and forward Kevin Durant pause during a break against the San Antonio Spurs in the second half of Game 6 of the Western Conference finals NBA basketball playoff series in Oklahoma City, Saturday, May 31, 2014. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)

  • Oklahoma City Thunder center Steven Adams defends San Antonio Spurs guard Manu Ginobili (20) in the second half of Game 6 of the Western Conference finals NBA basketball playoff series in Oklahoma City, Saturday, May 31, 2014. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)

    Oklahoma City Thunder center Steven Adams defends San Antonio Spurs guard Manu Ginobili (20) in the second half of Game 6 of the Western Conference finals NBA basketball playoff series in Oklahoma City, Saturday, May 31, 2014. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)

  • San Antonio Spurs guard Danny Green (4) has his shot blocked by Oklahoma City Thunder forward Kevin Durant (35) during the second half of Game 6 of the Western Conference finals NBA basketball playoff series in Oklahoma City, Saturday, May 31, 2014. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)

    San Antonio Spurs guard Danny Green (4) has his shot blocked by Oklahoma City Thunder forward Kevin Durant (35) during the second half of Game 6 of the Western Conference finals NBA basketball playoff series in Oklahoma City, Saturday, May 31, 2014. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)

  • Oklahoma City Thunder coach Scott Brooks reacts to a call during the second half against the San Antonio Spurs in Game 6 of the Western Conference finals NBA basketball playoff series in Oklahoma City, Saturday, May 31, 2014. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)

    Oklahoma City Thunder coach Scott Brooks reacts to a call during the second half against the San Antonio Spurs in Game 6 of the Western Conference finals NBA basketball playoff series in Oklahoma City, Saturday, May 31, 2014. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)

  • Oklahoma City Thunder forward Kevin Durant (35) and San Antonio Spurs guard Danny Green (4) react in the second half of Game 6 of the Western Conference finals NBA basketball playoff series in Oklahoma City, Saturday, May 31, 2014. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)

    Oklahoma City Thunder forward Kevin Durant (35) and San Antonio Spurs guard Danny Green (4) react in the second half of Game 6 of the Western Conference finals NBA basketball playoff series in Oklahoma City, Saturday, May 31, 2014. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)

  • As he falls to the floor, San Antonio Spurs guard Manu Ginobili (20) shoots between Oklahoma City Thunder's Kendrick Perkins, left, and Nick Collison (4) in the second half of Game 6 of the Western Conference finals NBA basketball playoff series in Oklahoma City, Saturday, May 31, 2014. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)

    As he falls to the floor, San Antonio Spurs guard Manu Ginobili (20) shoots between Oklahoma City Thunder's Kendrick Perkins, left, and Nick Collison (4) in the second half of Game 6 of the Western Conference finals NBA basketball playoff series in Oklahoma City, Saturday, May 31, 2014. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)

  • San Antonio Spurs forward Tim Duncan (21) drives on Oklahoma City Thunder center Kendrick Perkins (5) during the first half of Game 6 of the Western Conference finals NBA basketball playoff series in Oklahoma City, Saturday, May 31, 2014. (AP Photo Brett Deering)

    San Antonio Spurs forward Tim Duncan (21) drives on Oklahoma City Thunder center Kendrick Perkins (5) during the first half of Game 6 of the Western Conference finals NBA basketball playoff series in Oklahoma City, Saturday, May 31, 2014. (AP Photo Brett Deering)

  • Oklahoma City guard Russel Westbrook (0) drives inside in the first half of Game 6 of the Western Conference finals NBA basketball playoff series against the San Antonio Spurs in Oklahoma City, Saturday, May 31, 2014. (AP Photo Brett Deering)

    Oklahoma City guard Russel Westbrook (0) drives inside in the first half of Game 6 of the Western Conference finals NBA basketball playoff series against the San Antonio Spurs in Oklahoma City, Saturday, May 31, 2014. (AP Photo Brett Deering)

  • Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russel Westbrook (0) drives on San Antonio Spurs center Tiago Splitter during the first half of Game 6 of the Western Conference finals NBA basketball playoff series in Oklahoma City, Saturday, May 31, 2014. (AP Photo Brett Deering)

    Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russel Westbrook (0) drives on San Antonio Spurs center Tiago Splitter during the first half of Game 6 of the Western Conference finals NBA basketball playoff series in Oklahoma City, Saturday, May 31, 2014. (AP Photo Brett Deering)

  • San Antonio Spurs forward Matt Bonner (15) drives on Oklahoma City Thunder forward Serge Ibaka duringthe first half of Game 6 of the Western Conference finals NBA basketball playoff series, in Oklahoma City, Saturday, May 31, 2014. (AP Photo Brett Deering)

    San Antonio Spurs forward Matt Bonner (15) drives on Oklahoma City Thunder forward Serge Ibaka duringthe first half of Game 6 of the Western Conference finals NBA basketball playoff series, in Oklahoma City, Saturday, May 31, 2014. (AP Photo Brett Deering)

  • Oklahoma City guard Russel Westbrook (0) drives inside in the first half of Game 6 of the Western Conference finals NBA basketball playoff series against the San Antonio Spurs in Oklahoma City, Saturday, May 31, 2014. (AP Photo Brett Deering)

    Oklahoma City guard Russel Westbrook (0) drives inside in the first half of Game 6 of the Western Conference finals NBA basketball playoff series against the San Antonio Spurs in Oklahoma City, Saturday, May 31, 2014. (AP Photo Brett Deering)

  • Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russel Westbrook (0) drives on San Antonio Spurs center Tiago Splitter during the first half of Game 6 of the Western Conference finals NBA basketball playoff series in Oklahoma City, Saturday, May 31, 2014. (AP Photo Brett Deering)

    Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russel Westbrook (0) drives on San Antonio Spurs center Tiago Splitter during the first half of Game 6 of the Western Conference finals NBA basketball playoff series in Oklahoma City, Saturday, May 31, 2014. (AP Photo Brett Deering)

  • San Antonio Spurs forward Matt Bonner (15) drives on Oklahoma City Thunder forward Serge Ibaka duringthe first half of Game 6 of the Western Conference finals NBA basketball playoff series, in Oklahoma City, Saturday, May 31, 2014. (AP Photo Brett Deering)

    San Antonio Spurs forward Matt Bonner (15) drives on Oklahoma City Thunder forward Serge Ibaka duringthe first half of Game 6 of the Western Conference finals NBA basketball playoff series, in Oklahoma City, Saturday, May 31, 2014. (AP Photo Brett Deering)

  • Oklahoma City Thunder forward Kevin Durant shoots after being fouled in the first half of Game 6 of the Western Conference finals NBA basketball playoff series against the San Antonio Spurs, in Oklahoma City, Saturday, May 31, 2014. (AP Photo Brett Deering)

    Oklahoma City Thunder forward Kevin Durant shoots after being fouled in the first half of Game 6 of the Western Conference finals NBA basketball playoff series against the San Antonio Spurs, in Oklahoma City, Saturday, May 31, 2014. (AP Photo Brett Deering)

  • San Antonio Spurs forward Kawhi Leonard (2) drives against the Oklahoma City Thunder in Game 6 of the Western Conference finals NBA basketball playoff series in Oklahoma City, Saturday, May 31, 2014. (AP Photo Brett Deering)

    San Antonio Spurs forward Kawhi Leonard (2) drives against the Oklahoma City Thunder in Game 6 of the Western Conference finals NBA basketball playoff series in Oklahoma City, Saturday, May 31, 2014. (AP Photo Brett Deering)

  • San Antonio Spurs guard Tony Parker heads downcourt between plays against the Oklahoma City Thunder in the first half of Game 6 of the Western Conference finals NBA basketball playoff series in Oklahoma City, Saturday, May 31, 2014. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)

    San Antonio Spurs guard Tony Parker heads downcourt between plays against the Oklahoma City Thunder in the first half of Game 6 of the Western Conference finals NBA basketball playoff series in Oklahoma City, Saturday, May 31, 2014. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)

  • Oklahoma City Thunder's Jeremy Lamb, left, and Reggie Jackson, right and San Antonio Spurs forward Boris Diaw, bottom, watch the ball in the first half of Game 6 of the Western Conference finals NBA basketball playoff series in Oklahoma City, Saturday, May 31, 2014. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)

    Oklahoma City Thunder's Jeremy Lamb, left, and Reggie Jackson, right and San Antonio Spurs forward Boris Diaw, bottom, watch the ball in the first half of Game 6 of the Western Conference finals NBA basketball playoff series in Oklahoma City, Saturday, May 31, 2014. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)

  • San Antonio Spurs forward Kawhi Leonard (2) shoots over Oklahoma City Thunder guard Reggie Jackson (15) in the second half of Game 6 of the Western Conference finals NBA basketball playoff series in Oklahoma City, Saturday, May 31, 2014. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)

    San Antonio Spurs forward Kawhi Leonard (2) shoots over Oklahoma City Thunder guard Reggie Jackson (15) in the second half of Game 6 of the Western Conference finals NBA basketball playoff series in Oklahoma City, Saturday, May 31, 2014. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)

  • Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook celebrates during the first half of Game 6 against the San Antonio Spurs in the Western Conference finals NBA basketball playoff series in Oklahoma City, Saturday, May 31, 2014. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)

    Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook celebrates during the first half of Game 6 against the San Antonio Spurs in the Western Conference finals NBA basketball playoff series in Oklahoma City, Saturday, May 31, 2014. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)

  • Oklahoma City Thunder's Russell Westbrook (0) and Kevin Durant (35) celebrate during the first half of Game 6 against the San Antonio Spurs in the Western Conference finals NBA basketball playoff series in Oklahoma City, Saturday, May 31, 2014. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)

    Oklahoma City Thunder's Russell Westbrook (0) and Kevin Durant (35) celebrate during the first half of Game 6 against the San Antonio Spurs in the Western Conference finals NBA basketball playoff series in Oklahoma City, Saturday, May 31, 2014. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)

  • Oklahoma City Thunder's Russell Westbrook, left, and Kevin Durant (35) celebrate during the first half against the San Antonio Spurs in Game 6 of the Western Conference finals NBA basketball playoff series in Oklahoma City, Saturday, May 31, 2014. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)

    Oklahoma City Thunder's Russell Westbrook, left, and Kevin Durant (35) celebrate during the first half against the San Antonio Spurs in Game 6 of the Western Conference finals NBA basketball playoff series in Oklahoma City, Saturday, May 31, 2014. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)

  • Oklahoma City Thunder forward Kevin Durant (35) shoots against the San Antonio Spurs in the first half of Game 6 of the Western Conference finals NBA basketball playoff series in Oklahoma City, Saturday, May 31, 2014. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)

    Oklahoma City Thunder forward Kevin Durant (35) shoots against the San Antonio Spurs in the first half of Game 6 of the Western Conference finals NBA basketball playoff series in Oklahoma City, Saturday, May 31, 2014. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)

  • From left, San Antonio Spurs' Danny Green, Patty Mills, and Boris Diaw celebrate during the second half against the Oklahoma City Thunder in Game 6 of the Western Conference finals NBA basketball playoff series in Oklahoma City, Saturday, May 31, 2014. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)
  • Oklahoma City Thunder forward Kevin Durant covers his eye after a hard fall in the second half against the San Antonio Spurs in Game 6 of the Western Conference finals NBA basketball playoff series in Oklahoma City, Saturday, May 31, 2014. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)
  • Oklahoma City Thunder coach Scott Brooks, left, and forward Kevin Durant pause during a break against the San Antonio Spurs in the second half of Game 6 of the Western Conference finals NBA basketball playoff series in Oklahoma City, Saturday, May 31, 2014. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)
  • Oklahoma City Thunder center Steven Adams defends San Antonio Spurs guard Manu Ginobili (20) in the second half of Game 6 of the Western Conference finals NBA basketball playoff series in Oklahoma City, Saturday, May 31, 2014. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)
  • San Antonio Spurs guard Danny Green (4) has his shot blocked by Oklahoma City Thunder forward Kevin Durant (35) during the second half of Game 6 of the Western Conference finals NBA basketball playoff series in Oklahoma City, Saturday, May 31, 2014. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)
  • Oklahoma City Thunder coach Scott Brooks reacts to a call during the second half against the San Antonio Spurs in Game 6 of the Western Conference finals NBA basketball playoff series in Oklahoma City, Saturday, May 31, 2014. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)
  • Oklahoma City Thunder forward Kevin Durant (35) and San Antonio Spurs guard Danny Green (4) react in the second half of Game 6 of the Western Conference finals NBA basketball playoff series in Oklahoma City, Saturday, May 31, 2014. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)
  • As he falls to the floor, San Antonio Spurs guard Manu Ginobili (20) shoots between Oklahoma City Thunder's Kendrick Perkins, left, and Nick Collison (4) in the second half of Game 6 of the Western Conference finals NBA basketball playoff series in Oklahoma City, Saturday, May 31, 2014. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)
  • San Antonio Spurs forward Tim Duncan (21) drives on Oklahoma City Thunder center Kendrick Perkins (5) during the first half of Game 6 of the Western Conference finals NBA basketball playoff series in Oklahoma City, Saturday, May 31, 2014. (AP Photo Brett Deering)
  • Oklahoma City guard Russel Westbrook (0) drives inside in the first half of Game 6 of the Western Conference finals NBA basketball playoff series against the San Antonio Spurs in Oklahoma City, Saturday, May 31, 2014. (AP Photo Brett Deering)
  • Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russel Westbrook (0) drives on San Antonio Spurs center Tiago Splitter during the first half of Game 6 of the Western Conference finals NBA basketball playoff series in Oklahoma City, Saturday, May 31, 2014. (AP Photo Brett Deering)
  • San Antonio Spurs forward Matt Bonner (15) drives on Oklahoma City Thunder forward Serge Ibaka duringthe first half of Game 6 of the Western Conference finals NBA basketball playoff series, in Oklahoma City, Saturday, May 31, 2014. (AP Photo Brett Deering)
  • Oklahoma City guard Russel Westbrook (0) drives inside in the first half of Game 6 of the Western Conference finals NBA basketball playoff series against the San Antonio Spurs in Oklahoma City, Saturday, May 31, 2014. (AP Photo Brett Deering)
  • Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russel Westbrook (0) drives on San Antonio Spurs center Tiago Splitter during the first half of Game 6 of the Western Conference finals NBA basketball playoff series in Oklahoma City, Saturday, May 31, 2014. (AP Photo Brett Deering)
  • San Antonio Spurs forward Matt Bonner (15) drives on Oklahoma City Thunder forward Serge Ibaka duringthe first half of Game 6 of the Western Conference finals NBA basketball playoff series, in Oklahoma City, Saturday, May 31, 2014. (AP Photo Brett Deering)
  • Oklahoma City Thunder forward Kevin Durant shoots after being fouled in the first half of Game 6 of the Western Conference finals NBA basketball playoff series against the San Antonio Spurs, in Oklahoma City, Saturday, May 31, 2014. (AP Photo Brett Deering)
  • San Antonio Spurs forward Kawhi Leonard (2) drives against the Oklahoma City Thunder in Game 6 of the Western Conference finals NBA basketball playoff series in Oklahoma City, Saturday, May 31, 2014. (AP Photo Brett Deering)
  • San Antonio Spurs guard Tony Parker heads downcourt between plays against the Oklahoma City Thunder in the first half of Game 6 of the Western Conference finals NBA basketball playoff series in Oklahoma City, Saturday, May 31, 2014. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)
  • Oklahoma City Thunder's Jeremy Lamb, left, and Reggie Jackson, right and San Antonio Spurs forward Boris Diaw, bottom, watch the ball in the first half of Game 6 of the Western Conference finals NBA basketball playoff series in Oklahoma City, Saturday, May 31, 2014. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)
  • San Antonio Spurs forward Kawhi Leonard (2) shoots over Oklahoma City Thunder guard Reggie Jackson (15) in the second half of Game 6 of the Western Conference finals NBA basketball playoff series in Oklahoma City, Saturday, May 31, 2014. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)
  • Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook celebrates during the first half of Game 6 against the San Antonio Spurs in the Western Conference finals NBA basketball playoff series in Oklahoma City, Saturday, May 31, 2014. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)
  • Oklahoma City Thunder's Russell Westbrook (0) and Kevin Durant (35) celebrate during the first half of Game 6 against the San Antonio Spurs in the Western Conference finals NBA basketball playoff series in Oklahoma City, Saturday, May 31, 2014. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)
  • Oklahoma City Thunder's Russell Westbrook, left, and Kevin Durant (35) celebrate during the first half against the San Antonio Spurs in Game 6 of the Western Conference finals NBA basketball playoff series in Oklahoma City, Saturday, May 31, 2014. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)
  • Oklahoma City Thunder forward Kevin Durant (35) shoots against the San Antonio Spurs in the first half of Game 6 of the Western Conference finals NBA basketball playoff series in Oklahoma City, Saturday, May 31, 2014. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)

OKLAHOMA CITY – The San Antonio Spurs are back in the NBA Finals, beating the Oklahoma City Thunder, 112-107, in overtime last night in Game 6 to set up a rematch with the Miami Heat.

Tim Duncan had 19 points and 15 rebounds for the Spurs, who will host Game 1 on Thursday night as they try to avenge last year’s heartbreaking seven-game loss.

Boris Diaw scored 26 points for the Spurs, who won despite point guard Tony Parker missing the entire second half and overtime with left ankle soreness.

Russell Westbrook had 34 points, eight assists, seven rebounds and six steals, and Kevin Durant added 31 points and 14 rebounds for the Thunder. Oklahoma City overcame a 12-point deficit in the fourth quarter to force overtime.

Kawhi Leonard added 17 points and 11 rebounds, and Manu Ginobili chipped in 15 points and six rebounds for the Spurs, who pulled this one out after losing in overtime in Game 6 against the Heat in the NBA Finals.

San Antonio went on to drop Game 7, but put that loss behind and had the NBA’s best record this season.

“It’s unbelievable to regain that focus after that devastating loss we had last year,” Duncan said.

In overtime, Duncan’s shot from the baseline rattled in to give the Spurs a 110-107 lead with 19 seconds to go.

Durant missed a good look at a 3-pointer, and the Spurs rebounded and went to the line. Diaw missed the first and made the second free throw to make it a four-point lead for the Spurs. Westbrook missed a wild 3-pointer, and Spurs wrapped it up.

San Antonio led by 12 early in the fourth quarter, but the Thunder chipped away at the free throw line after getting the Spurs into foul trouble. Back-to-back baskets by Westbrook and Durant cut San Antonio’s lead to 93-91 with 4:01 to play, leading to the frantic final minutes.

Durant made two free throws to tie the score at 97 with 58 seconds left. San Antonio attacked, but Serge Ibaka blocked Ginobili’s shot at the rim – replays showed the ball hit the backboard first and should have been a goaltend – and Derek Fisher rebounded.

Durant quickly attacked the hoop out of a timeout and made a layup with 32 seconds to play, finally giving the Thunder the lead at 99-97.

Ginobili came back with a 3-pointer with 27 seconds to play, putting the Spurs back up 100-99.

Durant lost the ball, and San Antonio came up with it, forcing the Thunder to foul. Ginobili made the first and missed the second free throw with 15.9 seconds to play.

Westbrook was fouled on a drive with 9.3 seconds to play. He made both free throws to tie the score at 101. Ginobili’s fadeaway at the free-throw line against Westbrook missed, and the game went to overtime.

Concord’s Matt Bonner started for the second straight game for the Spurs. He made just one of five 3-pointers in the first half as the Thunder backed off of him. He finished with six points.

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