Kevin Durant’s Top 10 Moments with the Thunder

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5. Trip to the Finals

The 2011-12 NBA season was shortened to just 66 games thanks to a disagreement between owners and their players. The shortened season ended up being the most successful one in the Thunder’s short history. They finished the season second in the Western Conference and looked ready for a playoff run.

In the first two rounds of the playoffs the team made it through with little trouble. In the Western Conference Finals they fell into an early 2-0 deficit against the San Antonio Spurs, before winning four straight games to advance to the Finals.

In the Finals the Thunder faced off against LeBron James and the Miami Heat. Oklahoma City didn’t look ready for the big stage. Their youth and experience led them to a 4-1 series loss to the Heat. The playoffs may have come to a disappointing end for Durant and the Thunder, but he put the team on his shoulders throughout the playoffs. Here are his playoff averages for the 2011-12 postseason.

28.5 points,  7.4 rebounds,  3.7 assists,  1.2 blocks,  1.5 steals

The playoff run by the team was the first of the young Oklahoma City franchise, and the first of either the Oklahoma City or Seattle franchises since the 1996 Finals.

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