Thunder Eliminate Spurs
The Oklahoma City Thunder knocked out the 67-win regular season team in the San Antonio Spurs in game 6 of the Western Conference Semifinals.
"This wasn't our championship," Kevin Durant said after the 113-99 win over the Spurs.
Durant scored a game high 37 points to go along with nine rebounds. Teammate Russell Westbrook racked up 28 points to combine with his 12 assists.
Perhaps the most surprising aspect of game 6 was the Thunder defense. Oklahoma City was able to shut down Manu Ginobili and Tony Parker as they combined for just 11 points on 4-of-12 shooting.
"The one thing that's happened for our team, which has been good, is Dallas and San Antonio," Thunder head coach Billy Donovan said. "These games helped us get better. We have improved and gotten better. I think there's an opportunity to continue to grow for our team. Going through those first few games, losing that first game the way we did, I give our guys a lot of credit because they paid attention and locked in and tried to continually improve game to game."
The Thunder now prepare for their toughest test as they get set to face the Golden State Warriors in the Western Conference Finals.
"We're not going to be cocky or anything or try to come out too much," Thunder center Steven Adams said. "We know it's going to be one hell of a battle. We just have to show up and make sure we don't take anything for granted and stick to what we do."