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NBA Playoff Conference semifinals: Game 6 round-up

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With the Miami Heat and San Antonio Spurs having booked their place in the respective conference finals, two more matches (one in each conference) took place to determine who would they would. We round up the action from Game 6.

Following the San Antonio Spurs' qualification in the Western conference finals, the Oklahoma City Thunder knew one more win on the road would give them a shot at another NBA finals appearance as they came into the game 3-2 up in the series.

That they did and again much thanks went to MVP Kevin Durant, who scored 39 points with 16 rebounds. With OKC down by as many as 16 in the second quarter following a first quarter siege from The LA Clippers, a Durant inspired second half saw them comeback to win 104-98 to take the series.

Durant hit five 3-pointers, whilst teammate Russell Westbrook followed Durant's lead with 19 points and 12 assists. The win means that the Thunder have reached their third conference final in four years. They will face the Spurs on Monday night in San Antonio.

The Indiana Pacers made light work of the Washington Wizards in Game 6 to win the series 4-2 and book them a place in the Eastern conference finals against the Miami Heat. A convincing 93-80 win on enemy territory was exactly what the Pacers needed ahead of a clash with the much-fancied Heat.

Pacers' power forward David West was the top scorer in the game with 29 points and six assists on the night, with the visitors winning three out of the four quarters. Washington were made to rue their home form, going 1-4 at home in the playoffs with five wins coming on the road.

The top seed in the East now takes on the second seed in the conference finals, and taking it to the seventh game last year, the Pacers will be hoping to go one better when they welcome the two-time defending champions to the Bankers Life Fieldhouse on Sunday night for Game 1.

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