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Thunder top Spurs 100-88 to take control of race for top seed in Western Conference

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    Oklahoma City Thunder forward Kevin Durant (35) shoots between San Antonio Spurs forward Tim Duncan, left, and guard Gary Neal (14) in the second quarter of an NBA basketball game in Oklahoma City, Thursday, April 4, 2013. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)The Associated Press

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    San Antonio Spurs forward Tim Duncan (21) shoots over Oklahoma City Thunder forward Nick Collison (4) in the first quarter of an NBA basketball game in Oklahoma City, Thursday, April 4, 2013. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)The Associated Press

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    Oklahoma City Thunder forward Kevin Durant (35) shoots in front of San Antonio Spurs center Tiago Splitter (22) in the first quarter of an NBA basketball game in Oklahoma City, Thursday, April 4, 2013. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)The Associated Press

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    Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook (0) shoots in front of San Antonio Spurs guard Danny Green (4) in the first quarter of an NBA basketball game in Oklahoma City, Thursday, April 4, 2013. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)The Associated Press

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    Oklahoma City Thunder forward Kevin Durant dunks against the San Antonio Spurs in the second quarter of an NBA basketball game in Oklahoma City, Thursday, April 4, 2013. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)The Associated Press

Russell Westbrook scored 27 points, Kevin Durant had 25 and the Oklahoma City Thunder seized control of the race for home-court advantage in the Western Conference playoffs by beating the San Antonio Spurs 100-88 on Thursday night.

Derek Fisher hit a season-high five 3-pointers and had 17 points, his most since joining Oklahoma City in late February, while fueling a big first-half run that put the Thunder ahead to stay.

Oklahoma City still trails San Antonio by a half-game in the standings, but pulled even in the loss column and would control the tiebreaker if both teams won out because of a better record against the West.

Kawhi Leonard and Tim Duncan each scored 24 points and had double-doubles for the Spurs. Tony Parker had just two points in 25 minutes and did not play in the final 7 minutes with the game on the line.