Kevin Durant in the Zoom KD III, blocks the shot of J.R. Smith in the Air Max LeBron 8 V 2.
words // Nick Engvall
As if 41 points wasn’t enough to prove himself as the Thunder’s superhero, Kevin Durant saved the day with a blocked shot on last second J.R. Smith’s 3-point attempt. The 41 points may have matched Durant’s career best in the playoffs but the performance was bigger than just the box score for the Oklahoma City Thunder. KD stepped up more than ever before to carry his team, and should have the rest of the Western Conference aware that the road to the NBA Finals will be making its way through in Oklahoma City.
Durant wasn’t the only one with last second heroics yesterday though. The San Antonio Spurs, on the verge of being upset by the Memphis Grizzlies, needed a 3-pointer from Gary Neal to send game 5 of the series into overtime. In overtime the Spurs shut down the Grizzlies, and now trail 3-2.
The Miami Heat moved passed the 76ers with a 97-91 victory. For Miami, it was a the balanced attack that has been expected from the “Big 3” all season that led them to the win. LeBron James had 16 points, 10 rebounds, and 8 assists. Dwyane Wade added 26 points, 11 rebounds and 7 assists. Chris Bosh added 22 points and 11 rebounds as the Heat moved on to the second round.
Kendrick Perkins throws one down in the adidas Pro Model.
Jrue Holiday in the adidas adiZero Crazy Light.
Dwyane Wade in the Jordan Fly Wade.
LeBron James in the Nike LeBron 8 V3 and Evan Turner in the Li-Ning Defend.
Mario Chalmers in the adidas adiZero Crazy Light.
Manu Ginobli in the Nike Air Max Fly By.
Tim Duncan in the adidas Bounce Commander.
Tony Parker in the Nike Zoom Brave IV.
Raymond Felton in the adidas adiPURE.
Mike Conley shoots a jumper in the adiZero Crazy Light.