SAN ANTONIO — For all the alarm in Oklahoma City after the Thunder’s 32-point loss in Game 1 of these Western Conference semifinals, they suddenly find themselves headed back home with renewed life in a series tied at one game apiece.
And they’ve managed to accomplish what only one other team has done all season: Beat the San Antonio Spurs at the AT&T Center. It took a wild finish for them to pull it out.
Two days after that forgettable Game 1 showing, the Thunder got off to a far better start Monday night. They witnessed a better offensive performance from Russell Westbrook, who attacked the basket from the opening tip. And they held off the Spurs, 98-97, despite a frenetic sequence in the final 14 seconds.
After Danny Green stole an errant inbounds pass from Dion Waiters, who appeared to push the Spurs defender before the pass, the ball eventually found its way to Patty Mills, who misfired on a baseline shot that could have been the game-winning basket for the…