Spurs Vs. Thunder: Top Teams In Western Conference Square Off

Mar, 7, 2012; Oklahoma City OK, USA; Oklahoma City Thunder small forward Kevin Durant (35) reacts during the fourth quarter against the Phoenix Suns at Chesapeake Energy Arena Mandatory Credit: Richard Rowe-US PRESSWIRE

The top two teams in the Western Conference square off on Friday night, as the Oklahoma City Thunder play host to the San Antonio Spurs.

The top two teams in the Western Conference square off on Friday night, as the Oklahoma City Thunder play host to the San Antonio Spurs, in what could be a Western Conference Finals preview.

It's the third and final meeting between the Spurs and Thunder -- at least in the regular season. The two teams have split the first two games this season, with the Thunder beating the Spurs 108-96 in January, before the Spurs returned the favor in February, winning 107-96.

While the Thunder are an excellent 18-3 at home, two of those losses have come in the last week, losing at home to both the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Houston Rockets.

Despite owning the second-best record in the Western Conference, the Spurs are a mediocre 11-9 on the road.

If the Thunder want to extend their four game lead on the Spurs for the top seed in the Western Conference, they'll have to do a better job of containing Tony Parker, who lit Oklahoma City's defense up for 42 points and nine assists in San Antonio's win over the Thunder.

Tip off is scheduled for 8:30 p.m. CT.

For more on the Thunder, head over to Welcome To Loud City.

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