Originally written on Five Tool Tool  |  Last updated 11/19/14
Fear The Beard I don't mean to overreact to this, because it's just one first round playoff game between two teams that won't likely advance past the second round, due to injuries and inexperience. There's a very real chance that no one will think very much about this later, and that I'm just dealing with the ugly visual of a Game Five loss at home, in a series that now looks like it has historic possibilities for choking. But I can't shake the idea that tonight was the night where the Oklahoma City Thunder and Kevin Durant saw the other side of the arc, and started down, down, down. If this team spirals back to mediocrity in future years, or if Durant starts giving off more of a Dominique Wilkins or George Gervin vibe (i.e., the great scorer who doesn't get the ring)... well, this is where Scott Brooks and the Thunder stopped playing beautiful basketball, and started trying anything possible to win. And his team knew it, and lost all enthusiasm for the game. Down in the fourth b...
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