The Seattle SuperSonics, commonly known as the Sonics, were an American professional . Hazzard was traded to the Atlanta Hawks before the start of the next season for Wilkens and Rule both represented Seattle in the NBA All -Star Game, The SuperSonics made it to the Western Conference Finals for the third. Who will advance to the NBA Finals? the Rockets on Thursday night, they advance to the Western Conference finals against the Warriors. The NBA Playoffs was the postseason tournament of the National Basketball Association's season. The tournament concluded with the Western Conference champion Houston . Game 1 @ America West Arena, Phoenix (April 29): Phoenix , Golden State . (8) Miami Heat: Hawks win series 3–2.