OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - For the San Antonio Spurs, a season spent building greatness unraveled almost in an instant.
From 20 straight wins to four consecutive losses, from 18 points up to behind when it counted, the Spurs saw it all wash away too fast.
Kevin Durant had 34 points and 14 rebounds while playing all of regulation for the first time all season, and the Oklahoma City Thunder came back from an 18-point deficit to eliminate San Antonio with a 107-99 victory in Game 6 of the Western Conference finals on Wednesday night.
"It is very disappointing. I thought this was our time to get back to the finals and push for another championship," said four-time champion Tim Duncan, who had 25 points and 14 rebounds.
"That was our singular goal but obviously it ends here."
Just a week earlier, the Spurs seemed well on their way. They were only the fourth NBA team ever to win 20 straight games. Then came four losses in seven days.
"It's upsetting for the organization, the team, the fan...