Sports Headlines - June 2

Thunder end season
with loss to Spurs in OKC

Well, it was a tough weekend for Thunder fans. After falling to 0-2 in the Western Conference Series, the Thunder tied it back up with the return of Serge Ibaka, and looked to take the series to game 7 in San Antonio on Saturday.

But that wasn’t what fate had in store.

The Thunder lost 112-107 in Oklahoma City, but the team has nothing to be ashamed of after a season of ups, downs, trials, tribulations and overall uncertainty.

Beginning the year without point guard Russell Westbrook, the Thunder finished the regular season with 59 wins and clinched another Northwest Division title. Injuries would come and go from Thabo Sefalosha, Kendrick Perkins, Reggie Jackson and another short stint from Westbrook, making the Thunder look different almost every time you saw them on the court.

But it was good experience for a bench that has gained massive amounts of game-time experience.

Not to mention, the average age of the starters is only 26… one of the youngest squads in the league.

The team didn’t finish with a western conference or league title, but we did gain an MVP trophy in the case thanks to an amazing regular-season performance from Kevin Durant.

Coach Scotty Brooks said he isn’t concerned about his job status and his team echoed the sentiments. Durant even spoke during a post-game news conference that Brooks is his guy.

The Thunder will have two first-round picks thanks to some trade magic on the part of Sam Presti and the future only looks bright for the young team.

The Southern Oklahoma Radio Center would like to congratulate the Thunder on a great season and we can’t wait to see what next year has to offer.

L.A. Kings win in Game 7 OT to advance to Stanley Cup Finals

Elsewhere in the sporting world, the LA Kings managed to squeak out a win last night and beat the Blackhawks 5 to 4 in overtime in a game 7 of their own conference finals, giving them a shot at the Stanley Cup.

The Kings got the puck to Alec Martinez at the 5:47 mark in overtime when he took a long shot from the left side, deflecting off multiple players and finding the net, landing the Kings the win.

The Kings will face the New York Rangers on Wednesday for game 1 in L.A.

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