The Miami Heat went small, and came up big. With that, another Game 7 awaits.
San Antonio's unexpected and abrupt end to the season brings on another stressful summer that begins with what has become an annual quandary.
Kevin Durant scored 37 points as the Oklahoma City Thunder completed a 4-2 series victory over the San Antonio Spurs to advance to a Western Conference finals showdown with the Golden State Warriors on Thursday.
Coaching changes are constant in the NBA, except in San Antonio.
Oklahoma City Thunder forward Kevin Durant, left, talks with San Antonio Spurs center Tim Duncan, right, following Game 6 of a second-round NBA basketball playoff series in Oklahoma City, Thursday, May 12. Oklahoma City won 113-99 and moves on to the Western Conference Finals.
Golden State booked its passage to the NBA Western Conference finals for a second straight year by beating Portland 125-121 on Wednesday, with newly crowned league MVP Stephen Curry hitting the sealing 3-pointer to complete a 4-1 series victory.
From the jaw-dropping half-court heaves that somehow sink through the net to the dazzling drives and zippy passes from every which way, Stephen Curry's desire to keep getting better while always trying to entertain at every stop has the Golden State superstar being mentioned right ..............
Oklahoma City's Russell Westbrook finished just one assist short of a triple double as he led the Thunder to a come-from-behind 95-91 win at San Antonio on Tuesday, taking a 3-2 lead in their NBA Western Conference semifinal series.
Stephen Curry returned from injury to deliver an overtime performance for the ages Monday, scoring 17 points in the extra session to lift Golden State to a 132-125 win over Portland in game four of their playoff series.
LeBron James hit a huge shot with 39.2 seconds to go as the Cleveland Cavaliers beat the Atlanta Hawks 100-99 on Sunday to finish off a 4-0 sweep and advance to the Eastern Conference finals while Kevin Durant matched his career playoff high with 41 points as Oklahoma defeated San Antonio 111-97 to tie their Western Conference semifinal series 2-2.