Found June 10, 2012 on NESN.com:
Despite what many Celtics fans are probably thinking, the NBA season continues on to the Finals, where the Miami Heat will meet the Oklahoma City Thunder. Oklahoma City is looking to match Miami's vaunted "Big Three" with a wildly talented trio of its own in two-time defending scoring champ Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook and Sixth Man of the Year James Harden. The Thunder rolled through the regular season with a record of 47-19, which won them the Northwest Division and set them up as the No. 2 seed for the Western Conference playoffs. The Thunder blew by the defending champion...
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