It is moments like these that make you appreciate NBA superstars for what they truly are; they have the ability to transcend almost any moment and make it their own. The Thunder completed a furious 4th quarter comeback by briefly taking the lead at 98-96. After two Kobe Bryant free throws, the pressure was on the Thunder to respond, and improbably, Russell Westbrook simply slipped and lost the ball.
Now the Lakers had a chance to take the lead, but Kevin Durant stole the ball from Pau Gasol and looked for his moment. Durant's moment arrived.