With about two minutes left, the confetti person accidentally jumped the gun. With the Thunder trailing, blue and orange paper came down from the rafters and play was held up as the floor was cleared. Everybody was thinking the same thing: Nice jinx confetti guy.
Instead, it was just foreshadowing. He had it right all along.
Of course he got some help from Kevin Durant, who knocked down a fading 3-pointer as time expired. Thunder 101, New York 98. Celebrate good times, come on.
Durant said he went up behind Scott Brooks during the last timeout and tapped him on the shoulder. Despite being 10-24 before that which included missing a good amount of good, open looks, Durant wanted the ball. Brooks said Durant wanted to be the man, regardless of struggles “KD said, ‘Give me the ball.’ Not that I wasn’t going to give him the ball though.”
And KD got it. The play wasn’t perfect, but Durant got single coverage, moved to his right and used his ridiculous length to launch a jumper over Danilo Gallinari. There are just a few players that can knock that down and KD is one of them. Durant said it was a relief to see it go down. And something that can build confidence too. Keep Reading…