Originally written on Fox Sports Southwest  |  Last updated 12/18/12
OKLAHOMA CITY -- It's December, and NBA statements in December get lost because of a number of things ranging from it's too soon to the fact it's still football season. But Monday, all things considered and there were a number of considerations to make the Thunder statement-ized as loudly and effectively as they possibly could in front of another sellout crowd inside Chesapeake Arena. You can make the call and decide if the Thunder's 107-93 victory over San Antonio has far-reaching effects or carries a bit more weight, but what we know now is at the quarter pole of the NBA season, the Thunder have the league's best record and have won 11 games in a row. Statement? "It was a big game," coach Scott Brooks said. "It was a statement for Dec. 17. We wanted to play well tonight." Big because it was the Spurs and the Spurs had a season-opening win over the Thunder, but smaller when you look a bit deeper. San Antonio didn't play Manu Ginobili and didn't activate Kawhi Leonard. That's...
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