Tim Duncan of the Spurs shoots against the Nuggets on Tuesday. Photo: CFP The San Antonio Spurs and Oklahoma City Thunder Wholesale Bismack Biyombo Jersey , trying to reassert themselves in the NBA's powerful Western Conference, gained needed victories on Tuesday.
The Spurs beat the Thunder in last season's Western Conference finals en route to a fifth NBA title.
But with the season arriving at its midway point, both find themselves jockeying for a playoff position.
French point guard Tony Parker, who has been slowed this season by a nagging hamstring injury, scored 18 points to lead six Spurs players in -double figures as San Antonio pulled away for a 109-99 victory over the Denver Nuggets at the -Pepsi Center in Denver Wholesale James Johnson Jersey , Colorado.
Kawhi Leonard finished with 17 points and 15 rebounds, while Tim Duncan added 16 points and Aron Baynes chipped in 15 for San Antonio, who have won four straight and six of seven overall.
The Nuggets, coming off a 43-point loss to -Golden State on Monday, kept it close until San -Antonio pulled away in the final period.
Leonard made two three-pointers during an 11-2 scoring run to open the fourth quarter that gave the Spurs a 91-78 advantage.
Denver didn't get closer than eight the rest of the way.
In Miami Wholesale Patrick Patterson Jersey , Oklahoma City's reigning NBA Most Valuable Player Kevin -Durant flirted with a triple--double and didn't turn the ball over in more than 39 -minutes on the floor as the Thunder moved over 0.500 for the first time this season with a 94-86 victory over the Heat.
Durant had 19 points, eight -rebounds and eight assists, leading the Thunder to their third straight win. He filled the stat sheet despite missing all eight of his attempts from free-throw range and had a scary moment in the fourth quarter when he appeared to be hurt in a fall, but said he didn't expect any lingering problems.
Russell Westbrook had 19 points with 10 rebounds and six assists, and both Thunder stars had four steals.
"We fought so hard to get ourselves in this position. I think we're in a good spot as a team right now."
The Thunder, who dealt with injuries to both Durant and Westbrook early in the season, lost in both of their -prior chances to gain a -winning record. They were routed by Portland on the opening night and fell to the Warriors on January 5.
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