Denver must really hate Kevin Durant.
Whatever the Nuggets seem to do, they can’t beat the guy. The last time Denver visited Oklahoma City, Durant scored 41, including the final 15 points to bring OKC back from the dead to seal an opening round playoff win. This time, he one-upped himself going for a career-high 51 in overtime leading the Thunder to a wild, insane, ridiculous, crazy, cray 124-118 win over the Nuggets.
Every time the Thunder looked to be fading, looked to be sliding away, Durant stepped up with another big shot. The 3 to steady things with five minutes left and OKC down seven. The other 3, responding to a Denver basket that brought OKC within three. The other other 3 that cut it to two with 30 seconds left. And then the game-tying dunk to send it to overtime.
“I was really going to try and end the game and shoot the 3,” KD said. “It might’ve been a bad idea, but Chris Anderson is a great shot blocker and I think if I would’ve shot that one he would’ve got it. He pressed up on me and I just tried to get a lane to the basket.” Keep Reading…