LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 20: Tim Duncan #21 and Tony Parker #9 of the San Antonio Spurs talk in the third quarter while taking on the Los Angeles Clippers in Game Four of the Western Conference Semifinals in the 2012 NBA Playoffs on May 20, 2011 at Staples Center in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
The Western Conference Finals will begin Sunday with Game 1 between the Spurs and Thunder.
The Spurs enter the series with a perfect 8-0 record in the playoffs. They swept the Jazz in the first round before sweeping the Clippers in round two. Tony Parker leads the Spurs in scoring during the postseason at 19.1 points per game. Tim Duncan is averaging 17.6 points per game in the postseason, up from 15.4 points per game during the regular season. Through the eight postseason games, the Spurs have outscored their opponents 820-710.
The Thunder advanced to the conference finals by defeating the Lakers in five games in round two. They are 8-1 in the playoffs with the only blemish being a 99-96 loss to Los Angeles. Oklahoma City is paced by their big three of Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook and James Harden. Durant leads the Thunder in playoff scoring at 26.7 points per game while Westbrook is just behind at 24.1 points per game. Harden is averaging 17.0 points per game off the bench.
Sunday's Game 1 is scheduled to tip off at 8:30 p.m. ET and will be broadcast on TNT.