With five matches going all the way across both Conferences in the NBA, Give Me Sport rounds up the action as the semi finals are confirmed.
Blake Griffin and Chris Paul led the LA Clippers to a 126-121 win over the Golden State Warriors as they won their series by four games to three. Griffin hit 24 and Paul 22 as the home side edged the series although Stephen Curry did his best for the Warriors with 33 and five rebounds in the final but it was not enough for the visitors on the night.
Oklahoma City Thunder have long relied on Kevin Durant to provide them with the points to provide victory, and Game 7 was no different as the potential MVP hit 33 in a 120-109 victory over the Memphis Grizzlies.
Russell Westbrook inevitable backed up his partner with a triple-double of 27 points, 10 rebounds and 16 assists on a night that the OKC faithful will remember. Memphis' strong start saw them ahead after the first but the trusted shooting of Westbrook and Durant meant that the Thunder came back and ended comfortable victors.
A rather low scoring game between the Indiana Pacers and the Atlanta Hawks ended 92-80 as Paul George scored a career playoff-high 30 for the Pacers who clinched the series 4-3. The number one seed survived a scare to slip past their counterparts which proved to be a much trickier contest than anticipated.
Paul Pierce was the hero for the Brooklyn Nets as his late block ensured the visitors left The Air Canada Centre with a semi final place in the bag following a 104-103 win over the Toronto Raptors on Sunday afternoon. Joe Johnson top scored for the Nets who will now face the much fancied Miami Heat in the Eastern Conference semi finals.
The San Antonio Spurs had to wait until Game 7 to book their place in the next round but they made it look comfortable in the end. The final score of 119-96 did not flatter the the home side as it booked its place in the semi finals.
Tony Parker scored 32 and Manu Ginobili got 20 as the Spurs led by as many as 31 at one point in the match up. Dirk Nowitzki did his best to keep the Mavs in the match but his 22 was never going to be enough to match the free-scoring Spurs who now face the Portland Trail Blazers on Tuesday night in Game 1 of the next round.
Write for GiveMeSport! Sign-up to the GMS Writing Academy here: http://gms.to/1a2u3KU
DISCLAIMER: This article has been written by a member of the GiveMeSport Writing Academy and does not represent the views of GiveMeSport.com or SportsNewMedia. The views and opinions expressed are solely that of the author credited at the top of this article. GiveMeSport.com and SportsNewMedia do not take any responsibility for the content of its contributors.
Do YOU want to write for GiveMeSport? Get started today by signing-up and submitting an article HERE: http://gms.to/writeforgms