There were no police on the court," Krstic said. "There were no security guards. I was scared. I saw the fans, half-naked, coming behind my back. I saw Greek players coming towards me. They were saying some bad things about my family. In that moment, you don’t think what going to happen. You just try to protect yourself. I was scared. That’s why I did that.
"The Thunder did it patching together the kookiest lineups you’ve ever seen....Who can explain it, who can tell you why? Fools give you reasons, wise men never try....for good measure, it was OKC’s first major-league win over Dallas. The Hornets were 0-8 against Dallas when they were stationed here....But the Thunder also won because the guys who had to introduce themselves to each other while they ran down the court played a professional game."
Of course the fact that the Mavs played 3 games in 4 days with a bruiser the night before probably helped, too.