With four minutes left in the game, Kevin Durant was stuck on 27 points, and just 1-5 in the frame. And it looked like the fourth quarter Felix Felicis he had drank had finally worn off.
He was missing wide open midrange looks, shots he has absolutely devoured during this month. Any even remotely open, Durant wasn’t missing. But he’d come up short on two 12-footers, and then a third after finishing a backdoor lob from Jeremy Lamb. He now had 29, and not only was his 30-point streak in dire straights, but the Thunder’s own streak was up against it as they were hanging on to a 100-96 lead over the Spurs.
But that’s when The Slim Reaper came for the Spurs’ souls. A right wing pull-up 3 splashed to put the Thunder up seven, and lock Durant into his ninth consecutive 30-point game. Reggie Jackson set up Serge Ibaka for a dunk, but Tony Parker answered with a midrange jumper.
KD had another answer, this one an off balance, awkward launch from straightaway at the top of the key. Dagger planted, and twisted. Keep Reading…