The 2012 Western Conference Finals between the San Antonio Spurs and Oklahoma City Thunder will begin on Sunday, May 27 and may end as late Friday, June 8. Due to their early Western Conference Semifinal victories over the Los Angeles Clippers and Los Angeles Lakers respectively, the Spurs and Thunder will both be rested up for a matchup between the two teams with the best records in the Western Conference. Which team will prevail in this best-of-seven series to see who will represent the West in the 2012 NBA Finals?
2012 NBA Playoffs Western Conference Finals TV Schedule
Note: All times Eastern. All games can be seen on TNT. Home games at San Antonio will be played at the AT&T Center while home games at Oklahoma City will be played at the Chesapeake Energy Arena. * indicates that game will only be played if necessary. If both Conference Final series are completed in five games or less, the NBA Finals will move up to begin on Sunday, June 10.
Western Conference Finals
#2 Oklahoma City Thunder vs. #1 San Antonio Spurs
Game 1 - Sunday, May 27: Oklahoma City at San Antonio, 8:30 p.m.
Game 2 - Tuesday, May 29: Oklahoma City at San Antonio, 9:00 p.m.
Game 3 - Thursday, May 31: San Antonio at Oklahoma City, 9:00 p.m.
Game 4 - Saturday, June 2: San Antonio at Oklahoma City, 8:30 p.m.
Game 5* - Monday, June 4: Oklahoma City at San Antonio, 9:00 p.m.
Game 6* - Wednesday, June 6: San Antonio at Oklahoma City, 9:00 p.m.
Game 7* - Friday, June 8: Oklahoma City at San Antonio, 9:00 p.m.
Regular season series results:
San Antonio Spurs won the series 2-1.
Sunday, January 8: at Oklahoma City 108, San Antonio 96
Top Scorers: Kevin Durant - 21 points; Gary Neal - 18 points
Top Rebounders: Nick Collison - 10 rebounds; Kawhi Leonard - 10 rebounds
Top Assisters: Kevin Durant - 7 assists; Tony Parker - 7 assists
Saturday, February 4: at San Antonio 107, Oklahoma City 96
Top Scorers: Tony Parker - 42 points; Kevin Durant - 22 points
Top Rebounders: Tim Duncan - 15 rebounds; Kevin Durant - 11 rebounds
Top Assisters: Tony Parker - 9 assists; Russell Westbrook - 6 assists
Friday, March 16: San Antonio 114, at Oklahoma City 105
Top Scorers: Tony Parker - 25 points; Russell Westbrook - 36 points
Top Rebounders: Tim Duncan - 19 rebounds; Serge Ibaka - 12 rebounds
Top Assisters: Tony Parker - 7 assists; Russell Westbrook - 6 assists
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