Fisher does it again to put OKC into 47-46 halftime lead

Old Spurs nemesis Derek Fisher is up to his old tricks Sunday night at the ATT Center.

Fisher hit a 3-pointer with 11.6 seconds left to boost Oklahoma City into a 47-46 halftime lead over the Spurs in Game 1 of the Western Conference Finals.

Kevin Durant leads Oklahoma City with 13 points and Fisher and Russell Westbrook have nine apiece as a late Thunder charge put them into the lead after the Spurs led for most of the half.

Manu Ginobili leads San Antonio with 10 points, Boris Diaw has eight and Tim Duncan has chipped in with seven points and a team-high six rebounds to lead San Antonio.

The Spurs are aiming to extend their franchise-best 18-game winning streak.

But they looked rusty after a break of seven days since clinching their Western Conference semifinals against the Los Angeles Clippers on May 20. 

The Spurs have 14 turnovers, including eight in the second quarter as they saw a six-point lead fritter away.

Tiago Splitter got loose for a couple of back-to-back to spark the Spurs to a 31-25 lead early in the second quarter that matched the Spurs’ largest.

Ginobili scored the last seven Spurs points of the first quarter in a 10-2 run that sparked them to a 24-18 lead at the quarter break.

Oklahoma City started out cold, hitting only 27 percent in the first quarter as Durant started 2 for 6 from the field and Westbrook missed five of his first six shots.

But they heated up to shoot 54.2 percent in the second quarter and are at 41.3 percent for the half. The Spurs are at 46.5 percent shooting.

The Spurs struggled early with four turnovers in the first six minutes of the game and six in the first quarter alone.

They must do a better job protecting the ball and get Tony Parker out of some early struggling shooting. Parker hit only 2 for 8 from the field, including all three shots in the second quarter.

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