Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook and the rest of the OKC Thunder gutted out a tough win Monday night in San Antonio, securing a 98-97 Game 2 victory against the San Antonio Spurs.

Westbrook had 29 points and ten assists, and Durant finished with 28 points as the Thunder held on for a split in a wild and controversial finish.

LaMarcus Aldridge had 41 points in the loss.

Per the AP:

Aldridge had 41 points, but the Spurs shot 43 percent as a team after shooting 61 percent in the series opener. […] “It feels horrible,” Aldridge said. “Feels like it was wasted. I’ve never been about trying to get points and not win, I always try to do things to win. If you win it’s totally a different feeling, but losing like that hurts.”

 

(Kawhi) Leonard was held to 14 points on 7-for-18 shooting. (Manu) Ginobili was the only other San Antonio player in double figures, scoring 11 points on 5-for-8 shooting. [-…] San Antonio missed 12 of its first 13 shots, struggling to even hit the rim after seemingly making every shot it took in the opening quarter of Game 1. The Spurs missed six layups and Green awkwardly tossed a hard runner that ricocheted off the backboard.

 

“I thought we did a good job from the beginning making it tough,” Durant said. “That first (Spurs) basket didn’t go in and that was a step in the right direction for us after what happened last game. We just try to make every basket tough.”