Kevin Durant with a monster dunk.Kevin Durant with a monster dunk in his “Scoring Title” Nike Zoom KD III.

words // Nick Engvall

Being down a game and on the road in Dallas for Game 2, the Oklahoma City Thunder had much to prove to the doubters that seem to find excuses as to why they’ll be knocked out of the Playoffs by the Mavs. Whether too young, or because Dallas has home court advantage, or whatever the reason, the Thunnder shook off plenty of their naysayers with a huge second game victory to even up the series before it heads to Oklahoma City for their first ever Conference Title game in the team’s new era.

Leading the way for the Thunder was none other than the NBA’s scoring leader this year. With a special edition Scoring Title colorway of the Nike Zoom KD III on his feet, Durant scored 24 points in the Thunder’s 106-100 victory. Durant had one of his most impressive dunks of the year over Brendan Haywood, which will serve as the poster for Oklahoma City’s victory in Game 2.

The series will continue in Oklahoma City, where fan’s cheers seem to live up to the team’s name in volume, on Saturday.

Sneaker Watch: A look at what the pros wear.Thabo Sefolosha in the Nike Zoom KD III.Thabo Sefolosha in the Nike Zoom KD III.

Jason Kidd in his Peak signature shoe.Jason Kidd in his Peak signature shoe.

Tyson Chandler grabs a rebound in the Nike Hyperdunk 2010.Tyson Chandler grabs a rebound in the Nike Hyperdunk 2010.

Russell Westbrook in the Nike Zoom Hyperfuse.Russell Westbrook in the Nike Zoom Hyperfuse.

Jason Terry in the Reebok Zig Slash.Jason Terry in the Reebok Zig Slash.

Kevin Durant in the Nike Zoom KD III.Kevin Durant in the Nike Zoom KD III.

Dirk Nowitzki in the Nike Hyperdunk 2010.Dirk Nowitzki in the Nike Hyperdunk 2010.

One more view of that Kevin Durant dunk.One more view of that Kevin Durant dunk.

James Harden in the recently reviewed Zoom Hyperfuse Low. James Harden in the recently reviewed Zoom Hyperfuse Low.