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The Oklahoma City Thunder players celebrate with the Western Conference trophy after knocking the experienced San Antonio Spurs out of the NBA playoffs. AP Photo

The Oklahoma City Thunder players celebrate with the Western Conference trophy after knocking the experienced San Antonio Spurs out of the NBA playoffs. AP Photo

Kevin Durant had 34 points and 14 rebounds as the Oklahoma City Thunder claimed a spot in the NBA finals by beating the San Antonio Spurs 107-99 on June 6.

Russell Westbrook added 25 points for the Thunder, who trailed Game 6 of the Western Conference finals by 18 in the first half before pulling ahead to stay in the fourth.

Durant grabbed the final rebound, dribbled the ball across half-court and raised his right fist to celebrate with a sold-out crowd.

The franchise, who was relocated from Seattle in 2008, will play for the NBA title for the first time.
Game 1 of the NBA finals will be on June 12 in Oklahoma City against either Boston or Miami.

June/08/2012

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