We were waiting. And waiting. And waiting.
When would Oklahoma City lock down, go on a run and finally put this one on ice? Twice I thought it had happened. After a 15-0 run in the third, OKC seized control. But Minnesota had a response. Then after the Wolves closed and took an 84-83 lead late in the fourth, the Thunder ripped off another run accented by five straight from Jeff Green and then six straight from Kevin Durant to go up eight.
But again, Minnesota wouldn’t die. After Al Jefferson connected on a little hook shot, the Wolves had it back to 94-92 with 41 seconds left. And following Russell Westbrook’s seventh turnover, the Thunder got a big stop after Serge Ibaka defended Jefferson perfectly on the block.
But again, this game wouldn’t die. OKC couldn’t get the ball inbounds and Minny picked up a turnover. But that’s when Jeff Green came up with ANOTHER game saving play as he denied Corey Brewer at the rim on a play that would’ve tied the game with two seconds left. Keep Reading…