Western Conference Finals
The Miami Heat will face the San Antonio Spurs in the NBA Finals.
The Blackhawks’ series lead has been trimmed to 2-1 with another game at the Staples Center — where the Kings have now won 15 straight — Thursday night.
Rest or rust? The San Antonio Spurs will answer the question when they step on the court for Game 1 of the NBA Finals against the Miami Heat Thursday night.
Both the San Antonio Spurs and the Miami Heat will be relying on three stars to carry most of the weight for their respective franchises during the 2013 NBA Finals.
While the Miami Heat are still involved in the hotly contested Eastern Conference Finals, the Western Conference will send the San Antonio Spurs to the NBA Finals after the Spurs swept the Memphis Grizzlies in the Western Conference Finals.
Kevin Durant had 34 points and 14 rebounds while playing all of regulation for the first time all season, leading the Thunder past the Spurs 107-99 and into the NBA Finals.
Thabo Sefolosha set playoff career bests with 19 points and six steals, and the Thunder snapped San Antonio’s winning streak by beating the Spurs 102-82 in Game 3 on Thursday.
Parker had 34 points, Manu Ginobili added 20 points, and the Spurs stayed perfect in the playoffs with a 120-111 victory over the Thunder in Game 2 on Tuesday night.
Spurs coach Gregg Popovich’s caught-on-camera “I want some nasty!” command is likely coming soon to shirts and memes after they beat the Thunder 101-98 on Sunday.