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Kevin Durant picked up one first-place vote for Most Improved. Reggie Jackson had one second and five third-place votes.
I said it before. I'll say it again. The NBA has to get this officiating together. It's stealing the show from an incredible playoffs.
Tack on another one.
Fitting miss since the Bulls should have been awarded a timeout when Taj dove on the floor. Saved the refs from even more embarrassment.
Who do you go to here if you're Washington?
Steve Kerr: "It feels like Chicago has gotten the benefit of the whistle here tonight." Ya think????
In the two games, KD's averaging 34.5 points on 47.2 FG% and 42.1 3P%, plus 5.5 assists. Allen's making him work, but he ain't stopping him.
Durant today at practice asked about Tony Allen: "It's not like I'm just non-existent. I don't know what you guys are watching."
Kevin Durant clearly tired of Tony Allen questions: "It's not like I'm being totally locked down...It's not like I'm nonexistent."
New podcast dropping this afternoon.
Tickets for Game 5 against Memphis go on sale Wednesday at 10 a.m.
Bovada giving Derek Fisher 9/1 odds to become the next head coach of the New York Knicks: http://t.co/LAH1Zbxkqp
On Monday night, Reggie Jackson didn't make a shot for the first time (in 82 games) this season.
Thunder should start Thabo Sefolosha on Mike Conley in Game 3.
Russell Westbrook rim rocking: http://t.co/6AzE2KIuHf
So much focus on Brooks' timeout, but OKC's next possession, KD drew the sixth foul on Gasol, but split his free throws.
KD on his absurd four-point play: "I don't know, man. We lost, so it really don't matter."
KD on Brooks' fast-break-killing timeout: "That wasn't the turning point of the game. That's not why we lost."
Tony Allen asked about the Grizzlies controlling tempo: "Well, I don't know too much about the offensive end..."
Brooks on the Grizzlies defense on KD: "We have to do a better job of getting their hands off of him." That's Brooks' version of a subtweet.
Carte blanche blaming Scott Brooks after any loss is the lowest of the low-hanging fruit. A lot of things happened, some Brooks, some not.
Thunder now must beat the Grizzlies at least once in The Grindhouse, where they've won 14 straight.
Final: Grizzlies 111, Thunder 105. Series tied at 1-1. Game 3 is Thursday in Memphis.
Grizzlies take Game 2, 111-105 in overtime. Durant with 36-11-4, Westbrook 28-7-8, Ibaka 15, 12 rebounds and 4 blocks.
Game 2 Final: Memphis steals homecourt, beating the Thunder 111-105 in OT. Gritty effort by the Grizz. Tony Allen the star.
Hey, if anyone can hit a six-point shot, it's Kevin Durant.
Thunder fans flood to the exits. Grizz up six, nine seconds left.
I'd love to see Westbrook play safety.
Pretty sure Westbrook fouled him because he definitely would've lost his mind had he not.
The shame about Ibaka's travel there, is that was splendidly designed play by Scott Brooks.
Why is Serge helping so much on Tony Allen? Let Russ handle that and stay on Randolph.
What a play by Tony Allen!
Are people really criticizing Brooks for calling timeout there? Come on. Split-second reaction. Possession was the most important thing.
Six fouls on Marc Gasol. Big development, especially if this goes 2 OTs.
Scott Brooks: "THANK YOU! THANK YOU. IT'S ABOUT TIME!"
Thabo Sefolosha only played 11 minutes in Game 1. Has played 31 tonight and been big. Huge steal there.
Thabo says what's up I play defense.
Way too much questionable officiating so far in the playoffs. The league has to get it together. It's stealing the show.
So on that sequence, Durant either was fouled or charged into Conley. No call. Gasol then kicked the ball. No call.
Pretty clear kick-ball by Marc Gasol. Memphis catches a break.
Gasol got away with a very subtle kick ball there to save possession for Memphis.
Ron Garretson appears to be having a rough game.
If I were Scott Brooks, I'd draw up another four-point play for Durant here.
Big-time defensive play by Westbrook. Sacrificed the body. Can't be fun for a PG to get trampled by Marc Gasol.
Russell Westbrook drawing a huge charge call.
Don't understand why the Grizzlies are now switching. They might want to stay with Allen on Durant.
Perk fouls out on a Z-Bo and-1.
Off Westbrook's foot. Should be Grizzlies ball.
(Bracing myself for the pending painful Perk turnover coming in about 90 seconds.)
It's like I always say, you can't leave Kendrick Perkins wide open with the game on the line one foot from the basket.
Worry for OKC heading to OT: Late-game offense has been brutal. 3-point heave after 3-point heave.
Haha. I love the NBA
Always knew Kendrick Perkins had the clutch gene.
Pretty sure I'm watching one of those games that I'm going to remember being at for the rest of my life.
"Amnesty THAT" -Kendrick Perkins
Oh my lord. Kendrick Perkins game-winner.
Perk sends the game to OT. PERK!
That felt like 15 seconds.
Pretty sure the officials just reviewed that one because they wanted to see it again too.
Basket's good. KD's going to the line for a four-point play.
You gotta be sh**** me.
Well that was something else.
Westbrook's hand was forced on isolating there after Allen's ball denial blew up the play for KD. Still, don't take a 3 there. Attack.
Tony Allen's been the MVP tonight. Followed not so closely by Beno.
Before ANYONE blames Westbrook for that shot. Durant gave him the go-ahead after Tony Allen AGAIN blew up the play.
Mike Miller makes it look easy against the Thunder. Always has.
Not the first lead since the first quarter. Ignore that. My bad.
When the ball found Mike Miller's hands there, the collective scream of "NOOOOO" was incredible. Never heard anything like it.
Mike Miller - Thunder killer
It was so loud in here after that dunk by Durant that the ref couldn't hear Dave Joerger calling for a TO and he was right in front of him.