There was talk, much talk, of the Thunder becoming the first team in NBA history to lose a series after a 3-0 lead. Fortunately for us all, those talks have been stilled. Let us look at how the Thunder players performed in one of the biggest gut-check games in their young history.
Our game 6 graders are Ramona and myself.
27 points on 11-23 shooting, 3-9 from 3-point range, 8 rebounds, 6 assists, 2 steals, 1 block, 4 turnovers
||Who said KD doesn’t have the killer instinct? Not the Rockets. Kevin spent a little time telling some brazen Houston fans where they could go and 43 minutes sending the Houston Rockets on vacation. He was in top form, in sync with his teammates and getting it done.|
||Durant got a little long-range happy, hoisting 9 3-pointers in the game despite finally having some success getting closer to the rim. However, it was his leading the offense in the pivotal 3rd quarter both scoring and setting up Reggie Jackson that proved to be the turning point.|
17 points on 7-15 shooting, 1-6 from 3-point range, 7 rebounds, 8 assists, 1 steal, 2 turnovers
10 points on 4-13 shooting, 7 rebounds, 2 blocks, 0 turnovers
3 points on 1-5 shooting, 2 rebounds, 1 assist, 2 steals, 1 block, 0 turnovers
0 points in 4 minutes, 2 turnovers
25 points on 7-13 shooting, 3-5 from 3-point range, 3 rebounds, 3 assists, 1 steal, 1 turnover
11 points on 4-6 shooting, rebounds, 1 assist, 2 steals, 0 turnovers
10 points on 4-8 shooting, 9 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 steal, 1 block, 0 turnovers in 22 minutes of play
0 points, 1 rebound, 1 assist, 1 turnover