But, WHO CARES? Someone made the MidFirst Bank Half-Court Shot!!!! (Video footage if you click on the link.)
I rolled into the Ford Center late (too many tacos earlier on), and I walked in just as this guy was about to take his shot. He looked really confident, and from my angle, it looked like he had a decent shot at this thing. I saw him take the shot.....perfect form, perfect arc, and a swish. Big cash money.
It's the first time this has happened during the Thunder Era. Someone won the Mid-First Bank shot contest in 2006 (when the Hornets were here), and he won a brand new Ford Mustang, if I'm not mistaken. This time, the contestant won $20,000, which, to be quite honest, I'd rather have.
Anyway, there was a game tonight, and it was a doozy. Not in the sense of a close game, but in the sense of "Man, I can't believe we're up by so many points!" Cleveland led 8-7 with 8:23 to go in the first, but fron that point on, the Thunder took the lead and never looked back. The lead has swelled to 14 by the end of the first, and got as high as 22 during the 2nd. The closest thing the Cavaliers had to a comeback was when they were within 10 about halfway through the third, but even then, it didn't ever really feel like the outcome was in doubt.
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The Cavaliers, to be quite honest, looked like a streetball team out there. Not in the sense of people doing And 1 like moves, but in the sense of the Cavaliers playing as a team of individuals. Players would try to iso their defender, and unless they were the PG, they wouldn't pass unless they were in a double-team trap. Appropriately, the team only had 11 Assists, compared to 25 for the Thunder.
Byron Scott looked despondent on the sideline. I can only imagine what it's like to be a Cavaliers fan right now. Your team is going nowhere fast, the hull is about be be scrapped, and LeBron is rollin'. I think we should all take a moment and be thankful that we are not in that situation.
Regardless, we will see Cleveland again on March 13th. They could still theoretically turn it around and become a playoff team, but it would be an absolute miracle if that happened. More than likely, this will be one of those Eastern conference games that we're supposed to win, but struggle for one reason or another.
Thunder Wonder: Russell Westbrook, 14 Points, 3 Rebounds, 11 Assists, 2 Steals.
Thunder Down Under: Kevin Durant, 25 Points, 7 Rebounds, 1 Steal, 1 Block.
Thunder Blunder: Royal Ivey, 1-5 Shooting, 2 Points, 1 Foul.
Thunder Plunderer: Anthony Parker, 12 Points, 2 Rebounds, 2 Assists, 2 Steals.
Next Game: Versus the Houston Rockets, Wednesday, December 15th, 7 PM Central Standard Time.