Originally written June 08, 2012 on Crossover Chronicles:
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Oklahoma City trailed by 18 points... at home... in a closeout game... against a seasoned, veteran, championship team in San Antonio. It was both masterful and stunning. The Spurs looked invincible, playing free and loose for the first time since Game Two. The Thunder looked wide-eyed and overwhelmed by the moment and the pressure to finish with an amped up crowd at home. A team like Oklahoma City always has a puncher's chance and what the team accomplished Wednesday night to reach the franchise's fourth first NBA Finals was simply astounding. Never has a team absolutely worked the vaunted Spurs enough to leave Gregg Popovich leaving flowery appreciations on the opponent like this. San Antonio was good, Oklahoma City was better. Kevin Durant was just better in helping the Thunder spark a rally in the second half. His impossible double-clutch 3-pointer at the end of the half gave the Thunder tons of momentum heading into the locker room. But from there, this g...
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