These kind of games are the worst.
Here it is, all about Russell Westbrook and his relentless, incredible performance, coming up an assist and a rebound short of 20-20-15 (he had 24 points, 19 rebounds and 14 assists), and then Kevin Durant messes it all up with a game-winning 3 with 0.5 seconds left, 117-114.
How do you write about this stuff?
Let’s just start with the quick summary: So, fast-forward to 29 seconds left — and trust me, the first 47 minutes and 31 seconds were pretty good — where Westbrook bumrushed his way to the rim to tie the game at 114-114. The Magic got an iso with Victor Oladipo — who had 37 — covered by Serge Ibaka. Oladipo drove, Ibaka swatted it off the glass, and while he was flashing his thumbsdown, Billy Donovan was signaling play on.
Dion Waiters tossed it to Durant, who walked it up the court, rocked Tobias Harris a couple of times and uncorked a 28-foot fireball to win it. Keep Reading…