NBA: The Oklahoma City Thunder and the Indiana Pacers progress in the play-offs
Last Updated: 16/05/14 7:46am
Kevin Durant is congratulated by Masters champion Bubba Watson
The Oklahoma City Thunder and the Indiana Pacers advanced to their respective NBA conference finals with Game Six victories over the Los Angeles Clippers and the Washington Wizards.
Kevin Durant had 39 points - including five three-pointers - and 16 rebounds as the Thunder rallied from an early 16-point deficit to topple the Clippers 104-98.
The result got Oklahoma City into the Western Conference finals for the third time in four years. They will visit the San Antonio Spurs for Game One on Monday.
The Pacers, meanwhile, progressed to the Eastern Conference finals for the second consecutive year with a 93-80 victory securing a 4-2 series win against the Wizards.
David West poured in 29 points, while Lance Stephenson contributed 17 points and eight assists as Indiana produced a 17-2 run in the fourth quarter to overturn a late one-point deficit at the Verizon Center.
The Pacers, who delivered the perfect response having failed to close out the series on Tuesday with a crushing 102-79 defeat, will host game one against the two-time defending NBA champion Miami Heat on Sunday.