For a few minutes there, things weren’t pretty for Oklahoma City. The effort was poor, the focus was weak and the play mostly terrible. The Thunder trailed by as many as 14 in the first quarter and were basically a mess.
Then Kevin Durant got cleared for takeoff and everything changed.
After KD’s dunk, the Thunder finished the game on a 94-72 run.
Maybe the dunk served as a little wakeup call, as a catalyst to spark the team, but really it was more about Kevin Martin and the bench once again steadying the ship and then Russell Westbrook playing some kind of bounce back game. Martin knocked down a couple 3s, Westbrook hit a couple jumpers and just like that, the slow start was erased from memory. The Thunder’s explosiveness is explosive. Keep Reading…