It’s OKC Thunder versus San Antonio Spurs in the Western Conference Finals

After an exciting do or die game 5 today in Oklahoma City, Los Angeles Lakers finally rested its campaign for this year’s NBA crown. The young team of Kevin Durant and Russel Westbrook edged over the experienced Kobe Bryant’s Lakers to win the game and move on to the Western Conference Finals against the waiting San Antonio Spurs.

Durant and Westbrook combined 58 points (25- Durant, 28-Westbrook) to end their conference semifinals with Lakers at 106-90. Kobe Bryant’s 42 points wasn’t enough to stop the Thunder from winning this game. Towards the end of the 4th quarter, Thunder was able to pull away from Lakers to end the game with 16 points defficit.

OKC will now face San Antonio Spur on Sunday for their Game 1 of the Western Conference Finals. This is the 2nd year in a row that the Thunders are heading to the Conference Finals to which they’ve lost last year to the Dallas Mavericks.

On the other playoffs series, the Boston Celtics was able to regain the series lead (3-2) after winning big against the Philadelphia 76ers at 101-85 in Boston. Brandon Bass led the top scorers for Boston with 27 points followed by Kevin Garnett with 20 and Paul Pierce 16. Game 6 will be on Wednesday May 23 (Thursday morning in Manila, May 24) at Philadelphia.


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