Though the Thunder blew a 26-point lead, Kevin Durant’s go-ahead three pointer with 36.9 seconds to go in the fourth quarter was enough to lead his team to a 104-101 win over the Rockets and take a commanding 3-0 series lead. Down 99-97, KD pulled the trigger and the ball bounced high above the backboard, hit all parts of the rim and somehow dropped through to give the Thunder a 1-point lead that they would not relinquish. Durant finished with a career-tying playoff high 41 points.
Kevin Durant was feeling it in Houston during Game 3 of the playoffs between the Rockets and Thunder. Durant went off for 27 points in the first half and played like he was trying to prove a point in the team’s first game since Russell Westbrook got hurt. He was feeling so pumped up he even yelled out, “This is my city!” after taking a charge early in the second quarter.
Kevin Durant did his part to get some revenge on the Houston Rockets for what they feel was a dirty play by Patrick Beverley on Russ Westbrook. The so called ‘dirty play’ led to Russell Westbrook tearing his meniscus and being lost for the playoffs. During the second quarter as Jeremy Lin took the ball past half court and was about to call a time out, Kevin Durant lunged...
Because even when Kevin Durant misses, it goes in. Because Reggie Jackson can make a couple clutch free throws. Because Durant can score 41 if that's what it takes.
That's why the Oklahoma City Thunder don't need Russell Westbrook to beat the Houston Rockets.
Without their all-world point guard, who is out with a knee injury sustained in game two, the Thunder on Saturday...
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