Final Conference of the NBA are served. Oklahoma won the sixth game against the Clippers (98-104) and will face San Antonio. Indiana, also in the sixth game, won Washington (80-93), and like last year, repeated the Eastern Conference finals against Miami. The outcome of the conference semifinals followed the script of the forecasts and the hierarchy established during the regular season championship.
Ibaka ‘s injury, calf of the left leg, occurred early in the third quarter. The extent and consequences of the accident will be vital in view of the final between the Thunder and Spurs. The computer base of San Antonio, Tony Parker, also suffered a sprain in the last game but tests have shown that it is mild.
The Inner Game of Thunder will be significantly diminished if Ibaka can not play. In the sixth game against the Clippers made ??a good impression the New Zealand 20-year power forward Steven Adams with 10 points and 11 rebounds.
Kevin Durant again decisive with 39 points and 16 rebounds. Westbrook had his best shooting day, but improved as the game wore on and finished with 19 points and 12 assists, well supported by Reggie Jackson, author of 14 points.
The Clippers, misguided in triples and free throws began to bid farewell to the final after two successive failures in attack Chris Paul and Griffin, who allowed the Thunder open an important gap in the score, 86-97, when there were just over two minutes remaining. The elimination was a bucket of cold water to the parish of the Clippers, a team that has never qualified for the conference finals.
Chris Paul with 25 points and 11 assists, was the outstanding player in the Los Angeles, along with Blake Griffin with 22 points, 8 rebounds and 8 assists and removed at the end for personal fouls, like Redick, who he scored 16 points.
The Pacers got their goal, removed to Washington and repeat the Eastern Conference final against Miami, but this time with home court in their favor. With 29 points and 6 rebounds for West, 17 points and 8 assists and a splendid defense Stephenson, Indiana met in the sixth game at the Verizon Center in the capital (80-93).
Last season, Miami beat Indiana 4-3. The Pacers were set first goal this season to win the regular season to have home-court advantage. They got it. Totaled 56 victories, two more than Miami, despite the crisis game results and accused in recent weeks, which became apparent dissension that kept several components of the workforce, with Roy Hibbert in the eye of the storm.
” We got what we wanted and we feel that the difficulties we are facing have made us stronger,” said Stephenson. Indiana and Miami met four times during the regular season, with two wins each in games played at home. It looks special bereavement expectation that repeated the stars of both teams, LeBron James and Paul George, and also between Wade and Bosh and Stephenson and Hibbert.
The Wizards, who returned about playoffs for the first time since 2005 and qualified for the semifinals for the first time since 1982, has failed over the home. His attack was greatly hampered by bad percentages John Wall, Ariza, Webster and Gooden. Their little success in the outside shot, with only two triples in 18 pitches, weakening its chances. Gortat with 19 points, was their leading scorer, while Beal added 16 and 12 Wall fell.