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What To Watch For: NBA Western Conference
A Stab At The Playoff Picture In The WestThe Western Conference has been a meat-grinder for years, which makes any attempt to forecast a playoff field before the regular season has even started even more challenging.
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NBA Playoff ScheduleConference Finals have arrived. See the official schedule of games, scores and seedings.
Schoening On Western Conference Finals
NBA Western Conference Finals Matchup And PredictionBack in 1999, while Prince was partying, the NBA played a 50 game strike-shortened season that ended with the San Antonio Spurs being crowned champions. That first title for the Spurs began their odd dynasty as they would win the NBA Finals in only odd number years (2003, ‘05, and ’07).
Lakers Season Comes To An End After Game 5 LossRussell Westbrook scored 28 points and the Oklahoma City Thunder beat the Los Angeles Lakers 106-90 to eliminate the Lakers in five games.
Video: Incredible Russell Westbrook FinishMike Meltser links to a video of Russell Westbrook's great finish in OKC's win over LA
Thunder Comeback Again To Take 3-1 Lead Against LakersRussell Westbrook scored 10 of his 37 points during a stirring fourth-quarter comeback, Kevin Durant added 31 points and hit the tiebreaking 3-pointer with 13.7 seconds left, and the Oklahoma City Thunder seized control of the second-round series with a 103-100 victory over the Los Angeles Lakers in Game 4 on Saturday night.
Durant Misses 3-Pointer In Final Seconds As Lakers Take Game 3Kobe Bryant didn't miss on 18 free throws and scored 14 of his 36 points in the fourth quarter, and the Los Angeles Lakers rallied late for a 99-96 victory over Oklahoma City in Game 3 on Friday night, cutting the Thunder's second-round series lead to 2-1.
Lakers Collapse In Final Minutes To Hand Thunder 2-0 Series LeadKevin Durant scored 22 points and rattled in the go-ahead basket on a baseline runner with 18 seconds left, and the Oklahoma City Thunder scored the final nine points to rally for a 77-75 victory over the Los Angeles Lakers in Game 2 of the Western Conference semifinals Wednesday night.
Lakers Crushed By Thunder In Game 1Russell Westbrook had 27 points and nine assists, Kevin Durant added 25 points and the Oklahoma City Thunder blasted the weary Los Angeles Lakers 119-90 on Monday night in the opening game of the Western Conference semifinals.