NBA: San Antonio Spurs extend advantage over Oklahoma City Thunder
Last Updated: March 12, 2013 8:57am
Tiago Splitter: played a key role for the Spurs in Monday's victory over the Oklahoma City Thunder
Tiago Splitter's 21 points and 10 rebounds helped the San Antonio Spurs see off the Oklahoma City Thunder 105-93 and stay out ahead of their opponents at the top of the Western Conference.
Splitter got support from Kawhi Leonard, who scored 17 points, and Danny Green, who added 16, as the Spurs bounced back from conceding 136 points against Portland last time out and ended the Thunder's five-game winning run into the bargain.
Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook led the Thunder with 26 and 25 points respectively.
Kosta Koufos scored 22 points and grabbed 10 rebounds to help the Denver Nuggets extend their winning streak to nine games with a 108-93 victory over the Phoenix Suns.
Corey Brewer added 20 points from the bench while Ty Lawson scored 19.
Spencer Hawes had 24 points, 10 rebounds and seven assists to lead three Philadelphia double-doubles as the 76ers beat the Brooklyn Nets 106-97.
Thaddeus Young had 16 points and 10 boards, while Jrue Holiday added 15 points and 11 assists to help the 76ers to their first win in six.
Mo Williams scored 20 points as the Utah Jazz beat the Detroit Pistons 103-90 and Stephen Curry had 26 in the Golden State Warriors' 92-63 win over the New York Knicks.