Congratulations to the OKC Thunder as they defeated the Memphis Grizzlies in Game 7 of the Western Conference Semifinals. The Thunder will face the Dallas Mavericks in the conference finals beginning Tuesday night. This time the Grizzlies couldn’t stop Kevin Durant, as he scored 39 points. Russell Westbrook contributed a triple-double (14 points, 10 rebounds, and 14 assists).
Former Blue Devil Shane Battier scored just four points on 2-of-6 shooting over 28 minutes. He did contribute four rebounds. Grizzlies fans you should be proud of your overachievers!
The Eastern Conference Finals began Sunday night as the Chicago Bulls faced off against the Miami Heat. The Bulls blew out the Heat 103-82 (the two teams were tied at the half). The Bulls outscored the Heat in the second half 55-34. The Bulls out-rebounded the Heat 45-33. The Bulls had 23 assists to the Heat’s 11. The Bulls forced 16 Heat turnovers. A complete Bulldozing!
Former Dukie Luol Deng scored 21 points, hauled in seven rebounds, and had four steals. Deng played 45 minutes and hit 4-of-6 three-pointers. The other former Blue Devil on the Bulls, Carlos Boozer, had 14 points on 5-of-10 shooting over just 26 minutes. He also had nine rebounds.
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OKC Wins Game 7, 105-90 NBA.com
Oklahoma beat Memphis to reach Conference finals Reuters
Thunder oust Grizzlies as Kevin Durant answers bell with 39-point Game 7 ESPN
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