Kevin Durant had 34 points and 14 rebounds while playing all of regulation for the first time all season, and the Oklahoma
City Thunder claimed a spot in the NBA finals by beating the San Antonio Spurs 107-99 on Wednesday night. (June 6)
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[Notes:LOCATION -- OKLAHOMA CITY][Notes:COURTESY TNT FOR ENTIRE TIME COACHES INTERVIEWS ARE SHOWN][Notes:SOT --SCOTT BROOKS / THUNDER COACH]"I was fortunate enough to play in this league for many years and also fortunate enough to win a championship in Houston in 94...when you're a kid you think about winning a championship....and i was never a star player...never had dreams of making a last shot....i had dreams of being on a team....and now i get to coach a team that believes in each other....that continues to impress me by the way they work....by the way they care for one another...that's what the good teams do in this league...our guys did a great job all year....it's an incredible experience...to be in this position."[SOT/:GREGG POPOVICH/SAN ANTONIO SPURS COACH]you really have to think about...it's almost like a hollywood script for okc....they went through dallas....then they went through the lakers...then they went through us....those three teams represent ten of the last 13 championships....now they are going to go to the finals...and play either boston or miami....that'll be 11 of the last 13 championships...i don't know if anyone has had a run...or played those kind of team...just incredible...think it's pretty cool for them."