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Durant grabs Thunder by the scruff of the neck and drags them into NBA conference finals

The NBA’s MVP scored 39 points last night as Oklahoma City finished off the Clippers in six.

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COMETH THE HOUR, cometh the MVP.

When his team needed him, Kevin Durant delivered an epic Game 6 performance to drag the Oklahoma City Thunder over the line and into the Western Conference finals.

The league’s best player finished with 39 points and 16 rebounds last night as OKC came from 16 points down to clinch a 104-98 win over the LA Clippers and seal a 4-2 series win.

“We’ve got a long way to go,” Durant said afterwards. “We definitely can get better.

“This is definitely a series that pushed us to the brink. We were in a tough spot. We stayed together and persevered.”

In Thursday night’s other game, the Indiana Pacers finished off the Washington Wizards to set up a mouth-watering Eastern Conference showdown against reigning champions the Miami Heat.

Anyone who watched the sides’ brilliant seven-game series last season will be licking their lips in anticipation of the rematch.

The only problem is that we’ll have to wait a couple of days. Game 1 is in Indianapolis on Sunday (8.30pm Irish time).

NBA Playoffs

Thursday

  • Indiana Pacers 93 @ Washington Wizards 80 (Indiana win 4-2)
  • Oklahoma City Thunder 104 @ LA Clippers 98 (Oklahoma City win 4-2)

Sunday

  • Miami Heat @ Indiana Pacers (Game 1, 8.30pm Irish time)

Monday

  • Oklahoma City Thunder @ San Antonio Spurs (Game 1, 2am Tuesday Irish time)

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