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Oklahoma City Thunder
San Antonio Spurs
Kevin Durant had 34 points and 14 rebounds while playing all of regulation for the first time all season, and the Oklahoma City Thunder claimed a spot in the NBA finals by beating the San Antonio Spurs 107-99 on Wednesday night.
Russell Westbrook added 25 points for the Thunder, who trailed Game 6 of the Western Conference finals by 18 in the first half and erased a 15-point halftime deficit before pulling ahead to stay in the fourth.
Durant grabbed the final rebound, dribbled the ball across halfcourt and raised his right fist to celebrate with a sold-out crowd. The franchise will play for the NBA title for the first time since 1996, before relocating from Seattle.
Tony Parker had 29 points and 12 assists for San Antonio, but only eight of the points and two assists came in the second half. Tim Duncan chipped in 25 points and 14 rebounds, and Stephen Jackson scored 23.
Game 1 of the NBA finals will be Tuesday night in Oklahoma City against either Boston or Miami. The Celtics le...
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OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- Kevin Durant had 34 points and 14 rebounds while playing all of regulation for the first time all season, and the Oklahoma City Thunder claimed a spot in the NBA finals by beating the San Antonio Spurs 107-99 on Wednesday night.
Russell Westbrook added 25 points for the Thunder, who trailed Game 6 of the Western Conference finals by 18 in the first half and...
Is Oklahoma City growing up before our eyes? Is this the Thunder's time? The answer to both questions could come as early as Wednesday. "We never just thought that we were supposed to wait our turn," Kevin Durant said after Monday's 108-103 win in San Antonio. "We always wanted to go and take everything. "Coach always emphasizes that every opportunity...
A 15-point halftime deficit couldn't stop Kevin Durant and the rest of the Oklahoma City Thunder of their championship dreams. And after a 107-99 victory over the San Antonio Spurs on Wednesday night, the Thunder are now Western Conference Champions and will await the winner between Miami and Boston to battle in The Finals. The Spurs, who were facing elimination, got...
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...
Here is a photo of the front page from the Tri-City Herald in Kennewick, Washington. It seems that they are extremely excited about the Oklahoma City Thunder winning the Western Conference. Yeah, I think it is safe to say they are still smarting over the SuperSonics leaving town after Kevin Durant’s rookie season. Blame Starbucks. H/T [...]
Who would have thought that after losing the first two games that the Oklahoma City Thunder would be beat the San Antonio Spurs three games straight? That is exactly what happened with the Thunder’s 108 to 103 victory in game 5 at San Antonio. Now, the Thunder have a chance to close out the Spurs in game 6 at Oklahoma City. The Thunder are unbeatable at home this...
Oklahoma City trailed by 18 points... at home... in a closeout game... against a seasoned, veteran, championship team in San Antonio.
It was both masterful and stunning. The Spurs looked invincible, playing free and loose for the first time since Game Two. The Thunder looked wide-eyed and overwhelmed by the moment and the pressure to finish with an amped up crowd at home.
The Thunder's age or relative inexperience is no longer an issue. Immature squads don't come back from 18-point deficits against teams like the San Antonio Spurs. Oklahoma City did just that Wednesday night, staving off what appeared to be a certain Game 7 back in San Antonio with a rousing second half. Led by future MVP Kevin Durant, the Thunder punched their ticket to...
OKLAHOMA CITY -- The Oklahoma City Thunder are headed to the NBA Finals. Kevin Durant scored a game-high 34 points with 14 rebounds, Russell Westbrook added 25 points and James Harden scored 16 off the bench to lead the Thunder to a 107-99 win over the San Antonio Spurs in Game 6 of the Western Conference Finals to win the series 4-2. It's the Thunder franchise's first...