Throughout these 2014 playoffs, we haven’t gotten the chance to see this Thunder team play to their potential.
Tonight, we saw that.
The Thunder dominated the Spurs, 105-92, and tied the series up at 2 a piece in Game 4.
Russell Westbrook led the way with 40 points, 10 assists and five rebounds. Westbrook played arguably his best game of his career on both ends of the floor. He held Tony Parker to only 14 points and four assists on the defensive end.
Kevin Durant did some Kevin Durant type things tonight. He finished with 31 points(11-22 from deep, 2-4 from deep), five rebounds and five assists. It was one of those nights where there was no stopping the MVP. If the game was closer and KD had to score, I wouldn’t be surprised if he went for 50. In the first half, Durant went for 22 points, hitting two timely threes back-to-back which opened the game up at the end of the half. From there, the Thunder rolled and Durant didn’t have to do too much.
The Thunder accomplished their goal: Protect home court, and head back to San Antonio with the series even. Now, Oklahoma City will play their biggest game of the season in a critical Game 5. With a loss in Game 5, the Thunder will be forced to win at home, and then a Game 7 back in San Antonio. So, winning Game 5 would probably be a good idea.
-There are few things funnier than seeing Pop get mad
-Reggie Jackson tried to play the hero role like Serge Ibaka, playing through an ankle injury and pain. It’s not the same, Reggie.
-Steven Adams and Kendrick Perkins played great tonight. Both active, and controlled the glass. The two made life difficult for Duncan all night long.
-I don’t think I’ve ever seen Pop and Timmy fight.
-Cory Joseph put Serge on an absolute poster. Only Serge, man.