It’s pretty much the perfect Thunder play. It involves Nick Collison displaying textbook fundamentals, and Kevin Durant throwing down a viscous dunk.
What more could you want?
Collison has assisted on Durant baskets 31 times this season, and I’m guess half of them have come on some variation of this play. Collison is a bit of a backdoor passing maven (he used to have a great connection with James Harden doing it — sigh), and hooking him up with Durant makes a lot of sense.
The Thunder run this set consistently when they need a bucket — they used it in the fourth quarter against the Pacers after a slow stretch — and do it exclusively in side out-of-bounds situations. Keep Reading…