I definitely had my lede written with 13 seconds left in the game. I was all settled in, typing away at this thing. The Thunder were up by six and with one of the best free throw shooters in the game, Oklahoma City was ready to ice this one at the line.
Then Reggie Williams hit a 3. Then Daequan Cook inbounded the ball. To Monta Ellis.
And wouldn’t you know it, he drained a 3. Tied 106-106. Just like that.
Kevin Durant missed a potential game-winner as time expired and we were off to overtime. Just like that.
I think we all had the sick feeling that the Thunder weren’t going to have enough momentum to win this game in the extra frame. After the shock of having to keep playing, it was going to be hard to shake that off and show up for overtime. But OKC did. Barely. Keep Reading…