Originally written on roundballchat.com  |  Last updated 11/17/14

NORMAN, OK - SEPTEMBER 27: NBA player, Kevin Durant of the Oklahoma City Thunder watches a game between the TCU Horned Frogs and the Oklahoma Sooners at Oklahoma Memorial Stadium on September 27, 2008 in Norman, Oklahoma. The Sooners defeated the Horned Frogs 35-10. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)


Who would have thought that after losing the first two games that the Oklahoma City Thunder would be beat the San Antonio Spurs three games straight? That is exactly what happened with the Thunder’s 108 to 103 victory in game 5 at San Antonio. Now, the Thunder have a chance to close out the Spurs in game 6 at Oklahoma City. The Thunder are unbeatable at home this playoffs.

Leading the Thunder once again was there big three of Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook, and James Harden. Durant finished with 27 points, 5 assists, and 4 rebounds. Westbrook added 23 points and a high 12 assists. While Harden had 20 points which included 3 three pointers.

With that many points the trio had a number of highlight real plays and key baskets and key moments. Below I will highlight some of those plays by the big three.

1. Durant to Westbrook for the alley oop- Late in the 3rd quarter Harden came up with a steal on Tony Parker. Harden that passed the ball to Durant, who had a two on one with Westbrook. Durant then throws a perfect alley oop to Westbrook, who threw it down with some authority.

2. Durant’s buzzer beater at end of third quarter- Durant has hit his share of buzzer beaters in these 2012 playoffs and last night’s game was no different. Durant dribbled the ball up the court with Kawhi Leonard guarding him. Durant got to the three point line did a reverse spin dribble to free himself. He then created space with a pump fake and knocked down the long jump shot as the buzzer sounded to give the Thunder an 81 to 72 lead.

3. Harden’s big three pointer late in the 4th quarter- The Thunder had a 103 to 101 lead with about 45 seconds left. The ball was in Harden’s hands the whole time. He looked to drive on Leonard but he was not able to so he backed the ball out. Then with the shot clock winded down Harden put a crossover on Leonard and stepped back to free himself for the three pointer. The three pointer went in to give the Thunder a 5 point lead with 28 seconds left in the game.

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