For the fourth time in six years, the Oklahoma City Thunder are headed to the Western Conference Finals.
OKC finished off the Spurs in game six with a 113-99 win helping them win the series four games to two. Kevin Durant was the high point man for OKC with 37 points.
The Thunder used separate runs of 12-0 to end the first quarter, and 17-0 to end the first half. The Spurs had a season low for points in a quarter with 12 in the second and points in a half with 31 in the first half.
Meanwhile the offense flowed for the Thunder. Andre Roberson poured in 14 points and grabbed 7 boards.
Steven Adams was downright dominant all night long, on both ends, he had 15 points, 11 boards on six of seven shooting. All the while he was playing with a migraine which included vomiting and him getting an IV before the game.
Russell Westbrook had 28 points, 12 assists in the series clinching win.
The Spurs, after winning 67 games in the regular season, become the first team ever to lose in a series after winning that many games and having a playoff series tied 2-2. Spurs coach Gregg Popovich falls to 2-11 in elimination games in the playoffs.
It might’ve been the final game of Tim Duncan’s illustrious career. The Big Fundamental played 34 minutes and scored 19 points. When asked if it was his final game, Duncan said, “I’ll get to it” after the loss sinks in.
Game one of the Thunder and Warriors is Monday, May 16th at 8pm central.