Russell Westbrook doubled up with 19 points and 12 assists to help lead the Thunder to a Game 6 104-98 series clinching victory over the Clippers Thursday.
Westbrook logged his third doubled-double in five games on Thursday night and is now averaging 21.8 points, 5.7 rebounds and 6.9 assists over 13 postseason games. The Thunder will now move on to take on the Spurs in the Western Conference Finals and they will need Westbrook to be on top of his game if they want to make another run for an NBA title. ANALYST: Matthew Beck
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