Thunder Win The Western Conference Title After Defeating Spurs June 08, 2012 20:21
The Oklahoma City Thunder this week defeated the San Antonio Spurs in six games, winning the Western Conference Finals, and booking their place in the NBA Finals.
The Thunder started off the series down 0-2 against Tim Duncan's ageing Spurs, before going on to take the next four games in spectacular fashion.
In game six of the series, the Thunder were down by 15 points at half time before they mounted a huge comeback to end up winning 107-99. The Thunder played amazing defence in the second half, holding the veteren Spurs to only 36 points after the break.
Kevin Durant led the Thunder with 34 points, 14 rebounds and 5 assists, while Russell Westbrook contributed with 25 points, 8 rebounds and 5 assists.
The Spurs' leading scorers were Tony Parker, who had 29 points and 12 assists, Tim Duncan had 25 points and 14 rebounds and Stephen Jackson chipped in with 23 points which included six three pointers.
After the Thunder's victory, Spurs coach Gregg Popovich, said, "This has kinda been like a Hollywood script for OKC. First they played Dallas and then the Lakers and now us. That's 10 of the last 13 championships, I don't know if anyone has ever done something like that before and that's incredible and I think it's pretty cool for them."
In the Eastern Conference Finals, the Boston Celtics are tied with the Miami Heat 3-3, with the deciding game seven due to be played Saturday night in Miami. The winner of that game will play Oklahoma on 12th June.