Russell Westbrook obtained 28 points, Kevin Durant had 25 for that Thunder who required a playoff series in the Opposing team the very first time since 1979, once the team performed in Dallas because the Supersonics.
"Tonight we arrived on the scene with many different energy and fought against through some adversity," Durant stated. "I experienced some tough occasions with this particular team but all of us improved as people."
The Thunder, 4 years after moving towards the Oklahoma capital, now face the very best-seeded Dallas Spurs for any devote the National basketball association finals.
The Spurs taken the Utah Jazz and La Clippers within the first couple of models and also have won 18 games consecutively dating back the standard season.
"It will be considered a mental challenge," Westbrook stated of facing the Spurs. "We've got to experience a team that has not lost in some time.
"We must have the ability to win in Dallas. They're a team that's been together for some time. I looked at all of them 2010 nfl playoffs plus they got lots of methods."
On Saturday, the Opposing team were just seconds from tying the series at 2-2 with Oklahoma City. Now 48 hrs later they're booking tee occasions following the 4-1 series loss.
The Thunder stole the overall game four in the Opposing team, obtaining a go-ahead three-pointer from Durant with 13.7 seconds left on the way to a 103-100 comeback win that demonstrated to become the level from the series.
"I simply tied to it," stated Thunder guard James Harden who carried out with 17 points Monday. "Within the 4th quarter in every game we tied to it and first got it done. I'm ready for next series."
Kobe Bryant obtained 42 points, Pau Gasol had 14 points and 16 rebounds for that Opposing team who beat the Thunder only once within the regular season.
"The audience we'd did a fantastic job at start of second however we wound up turning the ball over plus they given off our turnovers," stated Opposing team coach Mike Brown.
The Oklahoma City franchise gained just their second road playoff conquer the Opposing team within their last 15 tries. Their first road playoff win from the Opposing team was at 1980 once the franchise was still being situated in Dallas.
Within the 2010 nfl playoffs, this competition goes back to 1978 once the franchise was referred to as SuperSonics. The Sonics beat the Opposing team in 1978 and 1979 once they arrived at the National basketball association finals both occasions. They had not beaten La since until this season.