Gordon Hayward scored a career-high 37 points to go with a team-high 11 rebounds in the win over the Thunder.
Hayward has now scored 81 points in his last three games after scoring nine points in each of his two previous games prior to this nice three game offensive barrage. Hayward has a tendency to due well against mediocre competition, so tonight's performance against one of the better teams in the West was refreshing for Fantasy owners. To put Hayward's performance into perspective, he is just one of three players (Love and Westbrook) to score 30-plus points and have at least 11 rebounds and seven assists.ANALYST: Michael Pichan
Tim Duncan (rest) will not play Friday against Denver.
The Spurs will take advantage of the holiday and give Duncan an extra day of rest and get ready for Saturday against the Hawks. The Spurs could go with LaMarcus Aldridge at center for Friday and use David West at power forward or they could just give Boris Diaw the start. Either way, those are the three players likely to see the extra work in Duncan's absence. Analysis: Howard Bender