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While the NBA's Eastern Conference teams are still battling it out to see who will play in their conference finals, the San Antonio Spurs and Oklahoma City Thunder made quick work in their second round series, setting the stage for a Spurs-Thunder Western Conference Finals match-up.

NBA Playoffs

It shouldn't be a surprise to anyone that these are the two teams in the west left standing, as they were the two best teams in the regular season and by far the two best in the postseason. The Spurs have yet to lose in these playoffs, sweeping both of their series, and they have now won a combined 18 games in a row behind veterans Tony Parker and Tim Duncan. The Thunder are playing in their second straight Western Conference Finals, losing last year to the eventual NBA champion Dallas Mavericks. The team features scoring champion Kevin Durant as well as Sixth Man of the Year Award winner James Harden.

As of this morning at 10:30 a.m., tickets for the four potential games in San Antonio are listed on for lower prices than any of the three potential games in OKC due in large part to Spurs home games having significantly more inventory of tickets currently available. As you can see in the table below, the highest average for both venues happen at the end of the series with Game 6 at the Chesapeake Energy Arena having the overall highest average at $609.

Ticket Prices Listed on for Spurs vs. Thunder NBA Western Conference Finals

More tickets to the Oklahoma City home games may become available as the series gets closer, and more and more fans start to look for seats.

NBA Western Conference Finals Schedule

Game 1 AT&T Center May 27
Game 2 AT&T Center May 29
Game 3 Chesapeake Energy Arena May 31
Game 4 Chesapeake Energy Arena June 2
Game 5* AT&T Center June 4
Game 6* Chesapeake Energy Arena June 6
Game 7* AT&T Center June 8
* If Necessary

The amount of tickets available is just one of the many reasons prices may fluctuate, with another big reason being how the series plays out. Having watched these two teams all season long, I would not be shocked to see this series go seven games with each game being closer then the last. If that happens, demand for tickets could skyrocket.

For those fans who feel like making a road trip, Oklahoma City and San Antonio are only separated by about 470 miles, or a seven- to eight-hour drive. MapQuest estimates that fuel costs will be around $60; not bad for a chance to see a couple of the best teams in the NBA battle it out in what may be the best playoff series in 2012.

Are you looking forward to this series? Let us know why in the comments section below!

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