Tim Duncan posted a double-double of 19 points with 15 rebounds and made the game-clinching shot with seconds left in the fourth quarter to lead the San Antonio Spurs to a 112-107 win in overtime over the Oklahoma City Thunder in Game 6 of the Western Conference Finals in San Antonio May 31. The Spurs won the best of seven series, 4-2, advancing to their second straight National Basketball Association (NBA) Finals appearance.

Oklahoma City had an opportunity to tie the game, trailing 110-107 with 16 seconds remaining in overtime. But Kevin Durant missed on a contested three-point attempt and the Spurs held on for the series-clinching victory.

Duncan scored 7 of his 19 points in overtime, including a turn-around jump shot that put the Spurs up, 110-107 with 19 seconds left.

Forward Boris Diaw led the Spurs in scoring with 26 points off the bench and guard Manu Ginobili added 15.

Guard Russell Westbrook led OKC with 34 points, including sinking 17-of-18 free throws. Forward Kevin Durant had 31 points with 14 rebounds for the Thunder.

San Antonio will play in its sixth NBA Finals in franchise history, where for the second straight year it’ll challenge the Miami Heat for the league championship. The best of seven series will start on June 5 in San Antonio. Tip-off will be at 9 p.m.

Perry Green

AFRO Sports Editor