The San Antonio Spurs lost just once on their home floor this season, and matched an NBA record with a 102-98 overtime win Tuesday night against the visiting OKC Thunder.
Kawhi Leonard scored a game-high 26 points against a Thunder team that was resting its stars with Playoff seeding already settled.
The 1985-86 Boston Celtics are the only other squad in League history to go 40-1 at home.
Per the AP:
“You know, it’s one of the legendary teams with Larry Bird, (Kevin) McHale and (Robert) Parrish,” Spurs point guard Tony Parker said. “So it’s pretty good. It’s not easy to lose one game the whole season (at home).”
San Antonio was lethargic coming off its first home loss of the season to the Golden State Warriors on Sunday. The Spurs never led in the final quarter in that loss and trailed throughout much of their home finale. […] Oklahoma City coach Billy Donovan rested stars Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook and Serge Ibaka in their regular-season finale while San Antonio coach Gregg Popovich started his regular lineup.
Leonard had six points in overtime and Parker added three as the Spurs avoided their fourth straight loss overall and second straight at home. […] LaMarcus Aldridge exited 3 minutes into the third quarter and didn’t return.