|OKC Thunder Are Western Conference Champions|
As the San Antonio Spurs took a 2-0 lead in the Western Conference Finals heading back to Oklahoma City last week, many were wondering if the Texan veterans - then winners of 20-straight - would lose another game enroute to the Finals. Well lose they did, four in a row in fact and earlier today a new champion of the West was crowned. Oklahoma City clinched it's first ever Conference championship by defeating the Spurs, 107-99.
Kevin Durant finished with 34 points and 14 rebounds and played every single minute of the exciting Game 6 encounter.
"I told the coaches that I could go all night, I could go 48, and I didn't think they would let me do it," Durant said. "But they kept me in and I just tried to give my team a spark."
Oklahoma City have now defeated the only three teams to represent the West in the Finals since 1998, Los Angeles Lakers, San Antonio Spurs and the Dallas Mavericks. Durant told media he wanted to savour the moment.
"I never want to take those moments for granted," Durant said. "I know it's just one step closer to our dreams, but it felt good."
The Thunder will now get a few days rest as they await the winner of the Miami v Boston matchup before the Finals begin on June 12.
|Last Updated ( Friday, 08 June 2012 11:43 )|