Oklahoma City did what no other team had managed in this postseason by beating the Golden State Warriors on their own court on Monday, giving the Thunder a surprise 1-0 lead in the NBA Western Conference finals.
LeBron James is fond of saying that today's NBA is driven by point guards. Looks like he's right.
For those fans who don't have Olympic tickets, or are around downtown Rio de Janeiro and don't want to trudge out to the Olympic Park in suburban Rio, the NBA is providing an alternative.
Toronto moved into the NBA conference finals for the first time in franchise history by beating Miami 116-89 on Sunday in Game 7 of their second-round playoff series, led by Kyle Lowry, who scored 35 points, and DeMar DeRozan, who had 28.
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.