I think I need to count to 10 before I start writing. Actually, it might be a better idea to count to a thousand.
One word describes the last 14 seconds of this game for the Thunder: meltdown. It was a total meltdown by the Thunder. One game after the wonderful late-game theatrics and heroics against the New York Knicks, Oklahoma City basically tossed one away against the Hornets.
With 14 seconds left, the Thunder had possession with the game tied at 89-89. We were all thinking the same thing. Kevin. Durant.
Despite Durant being scoreless in the period and 0-4 from the floor, we all knew the ball was going to him and after Saturday, we all felt pretty good about our chances. Except Durant never even got the chance. The Thunder turned the ball over, the Hornets took possession with nine seconds to go and just like it was 2005, David West drilled a gorgeous fadeaway with 0.5 seconds left.
The game was over there, but to make matters even more frustrating, the Thunder couldn’t even get the ball inbounds with 0.5 seconds left for a chuck at the rim. Two possessions in the last 14 seconds, zero shots attempted. I’m fuming. I just spent the last 20 minutes racking myself with a golf club. There have been other frustrating games, other frustrating moments, but this one probably takes the cake. Keep Reading…