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Wednesday, May 15
Much better ball movement in this third quarter.
Tony Allen got called for a technical for accidentally throwing a towel on the court as Fisher shot a 3. Basket counts, and a free throw.
I'm going to choose to believe KD missed that free throw on purpose to create a cool three-point play.
TAYSHAUN PRINCE CAN PALM THE BALL.
That first half had sort of a Game 5 of the 2012 Finals feel to it. Will the second half go that way, or do they have some fight left?
More cause for concern: the Thunder has been outscored in this series 92-75 in the third quarter.
At halftime, the Grizzlies lead the Thunder 50-38. OKC goes 4-for-19 in the second quarter. Started with an 11-1 run. Ended up 32-15, Griz.
At least if this the last Thunder game I see this season, I'm going out with watching Red Panda.
Thunder trail 50-38 at the half. It was as bad as it sounds. Might be looking at the last 24 minutes of the season.
Obviously didn't work.
Marc Gasol just helped both KD and Perk up off the floor. That guy. Hard to dislike him even just a little bit.
Tony Allen tries to tell official Dan Crawford that the ball hit K-Mart's foot. Tried to use the Grizzlies' beat writer's eyes as evidence.
It's going to take some serious, SERIOUS halfcourt adjustments for the Thunder to win this game.
KD just pulled Perk aside and gave him a real heart to heart talk. Big fella is struggling something fierce.
More standing around as Durant goes one-on-one. This is amazing. Thunder just letting four Grizzlies defenders charge at him.
Durant is doing way too much complaining. Even if most of it is warranted, he's got to let it go. Plenty of time left. But it's a bad sign.
First Griz turnover comes on a Tayshaun Prince traveling violation w/ 5:25 left in first half. Amazing how good Memphis is w/ ball security.
Nobody loves to show off that he can palm the ball more than Tayshaun Prince.
Lionel Hollins currently complaining about Durant lowering his shoulder to clear space. Something feels ironic about this.
The lack of movement opposite the ball by the Thunder is downright embarrassing and truly a disservice to Kevin Durant.
One of my favorite things: A foul is called, the crowd boos like crazy, their player raises his hand claiming the foul, and they fade out.
That's EXACTLY what Reggie Jackson needs to do if the Grizzlies are going to leave Arthur on him.
Are the Grizzlies really about to have Darrell Arthur cover Reggie Jackson? And is the Thunder really about to allow them to get away w/ it?
It's weak, but honestly, OKC's bigs really need to deploy flopping tactics against Z-Bo. When he shoves and drops his shoulder, fall down.
Rarely see Nick Collison this frustrated. He's getting called for every little thing and didn't get a call when he thought he was pushed.
Nick Collison exits the floor after picking up a third foul, and was as upset as I've ever seen him with ref Danny Crawford.
Durant's sagging off of Pondexter, too. Might want to get up on him.
Nick Collison to Marc Davis right now about that foul: "Marc! What's he doing to me? What's he doing to me?"
KD's not coming out to start the second quarter. Could be headed for the full 48 tonight. Or close to.
Ibaka and Durant starting the second period, too. Brooks sticking with his big guns for this win-or-go-home game. Can't blame him.
Another strong start for Serge Ibaka. He's got nine points and five rebounds. Ibaka and Durant played the entire first quarter.
After one, the Thunder leads the Grizzlies 23-18. Durant has just four points on 1-for-8 shooting and the Thunder is ahead by five.
And then that happened. So maybe things are turning around.
Those last two plays basically summarize the last three games quite well. Just not going OKC's way.
KD starts the game 0-6. He's forcing.
Durant now 0-for-6.
Barons have outshot Stars 40-25
Bad sign: Perk demanding the ball offensively.
Thunder daring Tony Allen and Tayshaun Prince to shoot tonight. Subtle adjustment. No more flying out and biting on pump fakes.
Stars score a power play goal. Texas leads 2-1. If trend continues Barons lose. OKC is 5-0 not allowing a PP goal, 0-3 when allow PP goal.
C.J. Stretch, moving to No. 2 line because of Anton Lander injury, scores early 2nd period. Barons up 1-0. Barons lead series 2-1#okcbarons
Thunder guard Thabo Sefolosha warmed up with a brace on his left wrist after injuring it in Game 4. Says he's good to go though.
Scott Brooks said his message to his team is to "enjoy this moment." Wrong. They need to FEEL this moment.
Thunder coach Scott Brooks: "It's not hoping for a miracle to win one game at home."
Kevin Durant on the atmosphere and attitude at shootaround: "Well, it was good. It wasn't like we were going to a funeral."
Tuesday, May 14
Daily Thunder comments right now are at Defcon: Crazy.
OKC's three playoff exits: Lost to the Lakers (champs), lost to Dallas (champs), lost to Miami (champs). Grizz need one more to win it all.
The Thunder haven't lost four straight games since 2008-09, their first season. Except for one other time -- the 2012 NBA Finals.
Just sitting here thinking about how good of a basketball player Russell Westbrook is, for no reason at all.
Thunder were called for 30 fouls tonight, the Grizzlies 23.