May 5, 2012; Dallas, TX, USA; Dallas Mavericks forward Dirk Nowitzki (41) on the bench with Jason Kidd in the second quarter against the Oklahoma City Thunder during game four of the 2012 NBA playoffs at American Airlines Center.
Onwards and upwards
Kevin Durant walks by James Harden's mother after the Thunder's series-ending 103-97 win over the Mavericks in Game 4 on Saturday in Dallas. They'll now face the winner of the Los Angeles Lakers/Denver Nuggets series in the next round.
Mavericks forward Dirk Nowitzki walks off the court with his head hanging down after getting swept by the Thunder in the first round of the NBA playoffs.
Get outta here
Dirk Nowitzki has his shot blocked by Thunder forward Nick Collison during OKC's series-clinching Game 4 victory in Dallas.
Russell Westbrook takes an off-balance shot while Ian Mahinmi waits to throw it in the eighth row of the stands during the first half of Game 4.
Kevin Durant and the Oklahoma City Thunder eliminate the defending champion Mavericks with a 103-97 victory in Dallas on Saturday. Durant tallied 24 points and a game-high 11 rebounds as the Thunder advanced to the Western Conference semifinals.
End of the line
The Mavericks' Dirk Nowitzki and Jason Kidd sit on the bench during their Game 4 loss to the Thunder. Nowitzki scored 34 points and Kidd added 16 with eight assits and seven rebounds, but there will be no repeat title for him and the Mavericks.
Thunder guard James Harden drives past Dallas' Delonte West (13) during Game 4. Harden scored 15 of his team-high 29 points in the fourth quarter in the Mavs' six-point win.
Come on, ref!
Oklahoma City coach Scott Brooks and Kevin Durant argue a call with the referee during Game 4 of their first-round series with the Mavericks. OKC rallied from a 13-point deficit with 9:44 to go to finish off Dallas.
Over and done
Dallas forward Shawn Marion shoots over OKC's Kevin Durant. The Mavericks are the second defending champion in the past five seasons to get swept out in the first round — Miami is the other team, being swept by Chicago in 2007.
Up, up and away
Memphis forward Rudy Gay flies in for a dunk attempt during the first half at the Staples Center in Game 3 on Saturday. Gay finished with 24 points, but missed a shot at the buzzer in an 87-86 loss, allowing the Clippers to grab a 2-1 lead in the first-round series.
Jam on it
Los Angeles forward Blake Griffin is about to slam one home during the Clippers' one-point win in Game 3. Griffin finished with 17 points in the victory at the Staples Center.
Nothing comes easy
Grizzlies guard O.J. Mayo (right) defends Clippers forward Reggie Evans during the first half of Game 3 in Los Angeles. May finished with six points and nine rebounds, while Evans tallied four points and 10 boards. The series will stay in LA for Game 4 on Monday.
The ball is mine!
Memphis center Marc Gasol (33) seems to come up with the rebound against the Clippers' DeAndre Jordan and Blake Griffin in Game 3 at the Staples Center. Gasol pulled in 10 rebounds and scored 11 points in a losing cause.
To the hoop
Memphis forward Zach Randolph takes a shot against the Clippers on Saturday afternoon. Randolph scored 17 points in the loss.
Indiana center Roy Hibbert drives past Orlando forward Ryan Anderson during the first quarter of Game 4 of their Eastern Conference quarterfinals matchup on Saturday at the Amway Center. Hibbert finished with 14 points and 11 rebounds as the Pacers won 101-99 in overtime to take a 3-1 series lead.
Magic point guard Chris Duhon (25) loses the ball to the Pacers' Tyler Hansbrough during the opening quarter of Game 4 in Orlando. With the Pacers taking a 3-1 series lead, they'll have a chance to finish off the Magic in Indy on Tuesday night.
See the ball
Orlando's Chris Duhon (left) and Indiana's Darren Collison stare down a loose ball during Game 4 of their first-round series. Duhon and the Magic rallied from 12 points down in the fourth quarter, but they lost in overtime.
Orlando's Jameer Nelson looks to pass the ball around Indiana's Tyler Hansbrough in the first half. Nelson tallied 12 opints and 11 assists in the Magic loss.
Indiana shooting guard Paul George finishes a slam dunk in Game 4. Even though his Pacers won, the jam was his only points of the day — George did add nine rebounds in the victory.
San Antonio point guard Tony Parker dribbles around Utah's Devin Harris in the opening quarter of Game 3 of their Western Conference quarterfinals series at EnergySolutions Arena in Salt Lake City, Utah on Saturday.