Led By Kevin Durant And Russell Westbrook, Oklahoma City Advance’s To NBA Finals
The pendulum has shifted in the Western Conference!
Oklahoma City recovered from being down 18 points in the first half during Game 6 of the conference finals, led by the dominant play of three time scoring champion Kevin Durant. Durant finished with a game-high 34 points and 14 rebounds Wednesday night and helped Oklahoma City knock off the visiting San Antonio Spurs 107 to 99, advancing too the 2012 NBA Finals.
“This was the toughest game I’ve played since I’ve been here,” Durant said. “We kept playing hard to inspire my teammates both ends of the floor. And I’m glad I got this for Oklahoma City. …We didn’t want to go back to San Antonio.”
Russell Westbrook added 25 points for the Thunder who defeated a seasoned San Antonio Spurs team that had previously won 20 playoff games in a row, before being beaten four straight playoffs games by Oklahoma City.
The Spurs were lead by Tony Parker who scored 29 points and 12 assists, Tim Duncan who added 25 points and 14 rebounds, and Stephen Jackson who contributed 23 points in a tough Western Conference Final’s battle.
Durant’s team became just the 15th team in NBA league history to rally from a 2-0 deficit and eventually win a best-of-seven series 4-2!
“We’re just playing and doing it for each other and great things happening when you play for each other,” said Thunder guard Derek Fisher.
“It’s happening right in front of our eyes.”
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