Russell Westbrook and Kevin Durant were simply sensational, scoring a combined 71 points to lead the Oklahoma City Thunder to an easy 105-92 win over the San Antonio Spurs in Game 4 of the Western Conference Finals in Oklahoma City. OKC has now tied the best-of-seven series at 2-2.

No other OKC player besides Westbrook and Durant scored more than 9 points but it wasn’t needed as the Thunder’s dynamic duo was locked-in and hot from the very start of the game. Westbrook scored 11 points in the opening quarter and Durant had 22 points by halftime; the Thunder led, 58-43, at the break.

With such a strong lead build by OKC, Spurs head coach Greg Popovich sat most of his starters for majority of the second half as the Thunder went on to cruise to an easy victory.

Westbrook finished with a game-high 40 points with 10 assists and a career-playoff-high 5 steals. Durant scored 31 points with 5 rebounds and 3 steals.

Spurs guard Tony Parker scored 14 points and forward Boris Diaw added 14 points off the bench.

The Spurs will host Game 5 of the series on May 29 in San Antonio.

Perry Green

AFRO Sports Editor