Originally written on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 11/18/14
SAN ANTONIO -- It's only the beginning of the NBA season, but for the Oklahoma City Thunder and the San Antonio Spurs, it was as if the playoffs never ended. Tony Parker hit a 22-foot jumper at the buzzer to give the Spurs an 86-84 win over the Thunder on Thursday night at the AT&T Center. The Spurs trailed 84-81 before Parker hit a clutch 3-pointer with 28seconds left. Before the Thunder took a shot, San Antonio forward Kawhi Leonard stole the ball from Russell Westbrook, and Spurs center Tim Duncan quickly called a timeout. Then Parker, who finished with 14 points and 11 assists, hit the game-winner. "I felt confident the whole game," Parker said. "I was just trying to be smart and get my teammates open, and Boris found me for the 3. I knocked it down. (Coach Gregg Popovich) drew the (final) play, and I had the confidence to knock it down." Duncan led the Spurs with 20 points, eight rebounds and three blocks. Danny Green added 13 points for ...
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