Serge Ibaka and the Thunder frontcourt set the stage for Kevin Durant's late-game heroics.
In a battle of high-scoring teams, Spurs have the edge.
We're ranking the 50 greatest playoff series of the post-merger era.
The Thunder feature the best alent in the West and impressed even in defeat, losing to the Mavs in five games
An epic collapse in Game 4 is just part of the championship-building process for the Thunder.
The Thunder's slow start was a product of lineup issues (Kendrick Perkins) as much as Dallas' big D.
In a matchup featuring old vs. young, Dallas is the favorite in the West finals.
Kevin Durant and Oklahoma City took charge in Game 7, and John Hollinger sees what went right for a franchise that began its OKC tenure 3-29 in 2008-09.
John Hollinger makes his prediction for the Mavs-Lakers Western Conference semifinal.
The West finals have been an offensive explosion.
Despite being in control of their series, the Lakers could have a big problem going forward.
Do the Suns stand a chance against the Lakers' vaunted front line?
The Utah Jazz are legitimate NBA title threats, even if they haven't cracked the national consciousness yet.
The West playoff race isn't the Laker Invitational any more.