Found April 12, 2012 on Fox Sports West:
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OKLAHOMA CITY As the clock wound down, Chris Paul bounced the ball up and down, staring face-to-face with one of the league's best defenders, Thabo Sefalosha, and assessing his options. Then, as the moment of decision neared, Kendrick Perkins, the fearsome center, jumped out to help hem him in. No matter. Paul split them and cut toward the lane, which prompted Russell Westbrook, one of basketball's best athletes, to abandon Randy Foye on the 3-point line and lunge toward him. Paul knew Westbrook would be too late coming from the right, but he also sensed Serge Ibaka, the NBA's best shot blocker, coming from the left. So Paul lofted his layup high in the air, leaving nothing for Ibaka's outstretched hand, and watched it kiss off the glass, rattle off the rim and drop in. This moment of brilliance, with 8.8 seconds left barely beat the shot clock and barely beat Oklahoma City, 100-98, when Kevin Durant missed a contested 3-pointer just before the buzzer. It is t...
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