The joy and anticipation is palpable. I hope the Thunder have a chance to ice those Zach Randolph-battered limbs, because here comes Tyson Chandler, Dirk Nowitzki, and a new band of ruffians to challenge the Thunder further.
Mayberry's post-game notes. Westbrook recorded the 5th Game Seven triple-double in NBA history. Suck on it, Bayless.
OKC Advances to Western Conference Finals | Daily Thunder
Young offers insight of the locker room right before the game started. The team was cool as a cucumber. Are you surprised?
Kevin Durant Humble in the Heartland | ESPN
This story actually ran before the game yesterday, but it is worth going back and reading it. Friend does a great job exploring Durant's childhood and how he came to be who he is. One hint - he loves his mama.
Hollinger looks toward the Thunder's future by looking backward.
Four Aces | Basketball Prospectus
Pelton hones in on the four players that pushed the Thunder over the top.
Like Champions Do, Durant Delivered in Crunch Time | NewsOK
Kevin Durant bounced back from his horrid Game Six to put the league on notice once more that he's figuring this whole basketball thing out.
Heads Held High | Straight Outta Vancouver
Show some love to SB Nation's Grizzlies blog. They have been fantastic this whole series.
Western-Conference Semi-Finals Recap | OKC Thunderfans
The writer recaps each of the games from this remarkable seven game series.