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Wednesday, May 15
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.
Thunder fall behind 3-1, 103-97. KD with 27-7-7, Ibaka with 17 and 14, Martin with 18. OKC outscored 9-3 in overtime.
Final score: Grizzlies 103, Thunder 97. Memphis takes a 3-1 series lead. Game 5 is Wednesday night in OKC.
It's obviously off Jackson. This should've taken four seconds.
Which intangible was that?
The ball sits in the paint, three Thunder players stand and watch Z-Bo pick it up and put it back in.
You don't bite on on a Tony Allen pump fake.
Guys, guys. Don't bother watching the first two overtimes. This thing's headed for three. #2011
Overtime in Memphis.
And with that game-saving block, Perkins tells his haters to "Amnesty that!" Lol
Well that was tremendous defense from Perk. Why you don't run pick-and-roll with Conley though, I do not know.
Looking forward to Nick Collison somehow being called for his seventh foul from the bench, and Z-Bo makes two free throws to win.
Or that works.
Kind of think you go for the win here.
That was @kdtrey5's first trip to the foul line other than shooting a technical in first half.
Hate the rip all you want, but KD uses it brilliantly. Dumb more players don't.