Kevin Durant scored 39 points in their series clinching Game 6 victory over the Clippers in Los Angeles Thursday night to move onto the Western Conference Finals.
Durant scored 36 of his 39 points after the first quarter to up his career average in potential series-clinching games to 31.5 points, good for the third highest average, under those circumstances, in the history of the NBA. Not too bad for a guy whom an OKC paper deemed Mr. Unreliable. The only thing unreliable about KD is whether he will get 30-plus or 40-plus points in a game.ANALYST: Michael Pichan
Fred Hoiberg is close to being named Bulls Head Coach
The deal to name Hoiberg the new Bulls Head Coach is all but done. They Mayor, a nickname, played 10 seasons in the NBA, 4 of which were for the Bulls, is leaving his current position of Head Coach at Iowa State University. In his 4 seasons in Ames, the Cyclones made the NCAA Tournament 4 times including a trip to the Sweet 16. A 115-66 record earned him and the team two consecutive Big-12 titles. Hoiberg will be replacing Tom Thibodeau who was fired on Thursday after 5 seasons at the helm. Analysis: Matt Selz