NBA: Thunder roll over Spurs to reach final

Agence France-Presse
The Oklahoma City Thunder won their fourth straight game to reach the NBA finals.

Serge Ibaka #9 of the Oklahoma City Thunder dunks the ball against Tim Duncan #21 of the San Antonio Spurs in Game Six of the Western Conference Finals of the 2012 NBA Playoffs at Chesapeake Energy Arena on June 6, 2012 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Ronald Martinez/Getty Images/AFP

OKLAHOMA CITY, United States of America (AFP) – The Oklahoma City Thunder won their fourth straight game over a seven-day period Wednesday, June 6, to reach the NBA finals with a come-from-behind 107-99 victory over the San Antonio Spurs.

Kevin Durant finished with 34 points and 14 rebounds and Russell Westbrook added 25 points as the Thunder rallied from a 15-point halftime deficit to stun the Spurs and capture the Western Conference title.

For much of the contest it appeared the series was headed to a game seven with San Antonio looking poised and controlling the play.

San Antonio were undefeated since April 11 before losing game three in Oklahoma City. That defeat snapped a 20-game San Antonio win streak and began a momentum shift.

James Harden came off the bench to score 16 points and Serge Ibaka had 10 for the Thunder, who will meet the winner of the Boston and Miami series for the NBA championship.

The Celtics lead that series 3-2 and can wrap it up with a win Thursday at home. – Agence France-Presse

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