NBA: Thunder on cusp of finals

Durant shines as Oklahoma City move 3-2 up

Last Updated: 07/06/12 9:58am

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Kevin Durant: Scored 27 points in Monday's win over San Antonio

Kevin Durant: Scored 27 points in Monday's win over San Antonio

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Kevin Durant scored 27 points as the Oklahoma City Thunder beat the San Antonio Spurs 108-103 to put themselves on the brink of the NBA finals.

On the back of a 20-game winning streak which included their first 11 post-season games, the Spurs have now lost three straight and are staring elimination in the face at 3-2 down.

Russell Westbrook had 23 points and 12 assists for the Thunder, while James Harden poured in 20 from the bench.

Manu Ginobili led the Spurs with 34 points and could have taken the game into overtime had he scored a three-pointer in the dying seconds.

The Thunder head back to Oklahoma for game six of the seven-game series on Wednesday knowing they will be in the finals, to face either Miami or Boston, if they can maintain their unbeaten post-season home record.

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