How huge was this play for the Oklahoma City Thunder? Jeff Green’s dunk on Josh Smith was not only a SportsCenter worthy play, but it proved to be the biggest basket of the game. This basket, along with the free throw (Smith fouled him on the dunk), gave OKC the five point lead with just 12 seconds to go on the clock. The Thunder ended up winning the game 94-91.
This game was crucial for the up-and-coming Thunder, who are trying to make a push for the playoffs this season. Every game is important for Oklahoma City, who are 23-18 and are in a three-way tie with Utah and Houston for the final two playoff spots. Teams like Memphis (22-18) and New Orleans (21-19) are just a game or two away from sneaking into the playoff picture themselves.