The question on everyone's minds now is this - what does Dallas have left in the tank? I am always hesitant to presume anything, but the facts are apparent: no team has ever recovered from a 3-0 deficit, and the Thunder have not lost 4 games in a row since they were a bad team in the 2008-09 season. The question will be answered tomorrow night. For now, we rest.
That's more like it.
The Mavericks are still defiant, still feisty, still willing to fight. Dirk's comment in here though brings with it a bit of self-realization.
Most of Mahoney's apt analysis involves Mavericks breakdowns, but he still recognizes the sheer firepower that the Thunder brought to the game last night.
Speaking of Mahoney, I neglected to link to this earlier, but he had a great sit-down with Coach Nick and discussed all sorts of things NBA-related.
The series was not supposed to play out like it has, but true to form, nothing has really gone according to plan in this strange season.
Daily Thunder's Royce Young joins Beckley Mason's gang to wrap about the Thunder.
This is a tremendous first-person account of what happened during the final period of time when Seattle was about to lose its beloved Sonics. There is some bitterness in here to be sure, but by the end the writer has some honest admissions about how things turned out that are positive.
Sure, why not? It at least gives us something to argue about.
All of the NBA writers for SB Nation voted on end of season awards, and here are the results. Nobody touches the Beard.
In the wake of the awesome Skullcandy commercial featuring Durant, Harden, and Kate Upton, we have footage of SB Nation's very own Matt Ufford losing his grip on reality as he encounters the Sports Illustrated cover girl. This has nothing at all to do with the NBA or basketball in general, and I'm almost 100% sure you don't mind.
After the jump, SB Nation's Mike Prada has been doing yeoman's work gif-ing it up during these playoffs. Here are a few from last night.
Russell Westbrook hits a dagger
Rick Carlisle ordered his steak medium-rare, NOT medium-well.