Thundering Heard Finally On The Plains; Thabo Sefolosha Takes Over

By: 06.01.12

Kevin Durant

Thabo Sefolosha showed out on each end of the floor like he was told it was his last day on hardwood. We’ve already talked about his stifling (or just plain annoying) defense on the Spurs’ stars, but his range was incredible. By our count he guarded four different positions at some point, and then put in yeoman’s work with 19 points, including four threes. The most obvious sign he was feeling it, and that his teammates were happy to feed the night’s beast, was his 10 attempted threes. That was six more than he had all season. … Can we talk about the three, four huge missed dunks by OKC? Kevin Durant (22 points) and James Harden (15 points) had two that would have blown the roof off the arena. Durant’s came off the extra pass from Derek Fisher (he returned from Game 2 purgatory to score 5 points, drop 4 dimes). Harden’s attempt had an anger to it that was missing the first two games. … The Thunder bench’s count: 78 combined minutes, 1 combined turnover. … The last 10 minutes of the fourth, when San Anton basically conceded by pulling Parker and the Big Fundamental, was symbolic of the rest of the game. It was like the whole Thunder roster was HEATING UP like NBA Jam or something. Royal Ivy, Daequan Cook and Cole Aldrich were all drilling their shots, too. Meanwhile Patty Mills turned the ball over on his first few seconds of game time, leading to a Harden smash. So it went for the night. … Please tell us you saw Chuck’s cowboy boots given to him as a gift from Oklahoma’s governor? … We’re out like San Antonio’s streak.

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