(OKLAHOMA CITY) — The Oklahoma City Thunder are moving on to the NBA finals for the first time since moving to Oklahoma after a 107-99 game 6 win over the Spurs.
Kevin Durant scored 34 points in the close-out game to send his team to a chance at the title against either the Miami Heat or Boston Celtics.
“It’s just one step closer to our dreams, it felt good” said Durant. “We just gotta’ keep believing. My momma’s been believing since day one when we were 23-59, she said one day we can improve. It’s just a great feeling for the city as well.”
Russell Westbrook added 25 in the win. The team trailed by 15 at the end of the first half but the team fought back in the third quarter.
“When we’re down, we all stick together and know that we have an opportunity to win the game, tonight was one of those nights,” said Westbrook.
Scott Brooks couldn’t be prouder of his team who has learned every day how to play as a team since day one in Oklahoma.
“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,” said Brooks. “That’s what the good teams do in this league.”
Tony Parker scored 29 for the Spurs in the loss and Tim Duncan added 25.
“All the credit to O-K-C, they are a hell of a team,” said Duncan. “Their talent is just overwhelming.”
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John Newsome and Anne Woolsey, CNN