We really should stress the merits of team basketball like good ball movement, clever half court execution and great examples of team defense. Then again you guys love your dunks and Coach Nick-level analysis doesn’t stick this early in the morning. So let’s keep things simple with some highlights from OKC’s win over The Rockets last night.
James “the traitor” Harden started the show with his jam over Serge Ibaka. Serge Protector must’ve had a flashback to his collapse during last year’s playoffs given the game’s location. Why else would he lose concentration as he picked up Harden?
Sniper Jones bka Kevin Durant returned the favor with this yam over Dwight Howard. Superman got caught flatfooted on a failed rotation while KD got irie at the rim.
Can we start calling what Dwight does there as “Amar’ing?” STAT does this kind of thing all the time so the term fits.
The Thunder looked out of sorts after allowing Houston to drop a season-high 73 points in the first half. Then things got weird as the Rockets only scored 19 points for the rest of the game — setting an NBA record for the largest scoring differential between two halves. The collapse resembled a game of 2K on “Hall of Fame” where you busted the computer’s ass early. Then it returned the favor on some “WTF?!?!”-inducing scoring runs while you lost big.
Young Reggie Jackson capped off the Thunder’s compelling run with this open court windmill. He finished with 23 points, 4 dimes and 6 steals and, aside from some terrible shooting from three, got me some parity in my fantasy league match-up. Go Reggie!
There you have it. Who had the best dunk of the lot? Chime in in the comments.