I’m just going to type this for the next 1,400 words: Kevin Durant. I think that should summarize pretty much everything you need to know, or really, want to know. I’ve already heard and seen some saying this was the game KD took The Leap but that’s already happened. He’s leaped. He’s special. Incredible. A gift. Insane. Ridiculous. On and on, you name it, KD is it.
Game 4 was one of those games you file away and plan to call upon 15 years from now when you’re talking about KD. Regardless of what happens next in this series, Durant’s Game 4 was legendary-ish. The Thunder had blown a 15-point second half lead watching the Spurs close it to two and put the pressure on. But the Thunder put the ball, the game, the series in KD’s hands and he did what he does. Kid Clutch was Kid Closer, embracing the responsibility and excelling with ample amounts of pressure. Keep Reading…
Spurs lead series 2-1
View from the enemy: 48 Minutes of Hell
It started with Game 3, but each game the Thunder play from here on out, however long their season lasts, is the most important they’ve ever had. A win tonight, and it’s back to square one with a three-game series kicking off in San Antonio on Monday. A loss, and it’s back to that horrible wall where things are close to finished. Keep Reading…
Scotty Brooks can play around with Xs and Os and switching defensive assignments and making whatever other changes he wants, though Scotty admits at this point in the season no one really changes much of anything, just a tweak here and there.
And besides Brooks knows most times it comes down to this, “we played well (Thursday night) it’s as simple as that.”
And the Spurs didn’t. Keep Reading…
Happy Saturday. Thank you for your support of Daily Thunder. Thunder it up.
KD had quite the lockout summer. He played flag football, worked out, played basketball everywhere, worked out and played more basketball. The Mars Reel followed KD around and made this pretty cool documentary about Durant hooping all over.
A couple of days ago people weren’t only starting to jump off the Thunder bandwagon some of them were probably thinking of jumping off the Devon Tower…no more.
Thunder fans have renewed hope that this will indeed be the long series most envisioned rather than a quick sweep like some had started to fear after the first two games.
Thunder players and coaches knew this was coming, play harder and play better and good things will happen.
Center Kendrick Perkins, as prideful an individual as you will ever find, found himself digging deep to bring everything he had for Game 3 because he felt he didn’t do that for Game 2. Keep Reading…
Best commercial ever? Best commercial ever.
Kevin Arnovitz of ESPN.com: “Playing Sefolosha doesn’t come without a perceived cost — traditional size — and Scott Brooks has needed some time to fully embrace the viability of his small unit — but he’s come around. Whatever ultimately happens in this series, Game 3 of the Western Conference finals could go down as an important watershed moment in the development of the Oklahoma City as a perennial contender for the foreseeable future. It was the night Brooks embraced the innovation and, possibly, the night Durant went from a small forward to a power forward.”
Andrew McNeill of 48 Minutes of Hell: “Despite how bad it looked, the Spurs don’t need to shake things up. Simple adjustments and an improved effort should be enough to beat the Thunder. You don’t make wholesale changes to a team that just won 20 games in a row.” Keep Reading…