By Anthony Slater – Aslater@opubco.com - @anthonyVslater
Stars on both sides, a late-game comeback, legendary performances and eventually overtime and a dramatic finish.
As far as regular season games go, the Thunder-Mavs battle in Dallas on Friday night had just about everything. The only thing missing from a postseason atmosphere was actual postseason implications.
So it looks like Hip-Hop Nonstop TV picked an ideal game to go behind the scenes (kind of). Here’s a spark notes version of the above video, if you just feel like skimming:
:06 - The ‘I-35 Showdown’. Can we officially dub this rivalry with that moniker?
:12 – Kendrick Perkins noticing the cameraman. Kendrick Perkins not liking the cameraman.
:26 – Kendrick Perkins now stalking the cameraman (I love how his expression remains the same in both shots).
1:12 - What’s Chris Kaman playing pregame on his iPhone? My guess is Angry Birds. He seems like an Angry Birds kind of guy.
1:18 – Pregame film session, or also known as, the exact time KD realized he could drop a 50-piece on this aging defense.
1:40 - The Matrix living up to his nickname, although I don’t know how many bullets you’re going to be able to dodge with that dance move.
1:56 - Sweet pregame windmill from Jeremy Lamb.
2:08 - Kevin Durant’s tribute to retiring NFL legend Ray Lewis.
2:26 - Is that Chris Kaman in the crowd? Wearing a Dirk Nowitski jersey?
2:50 - Westbrook trying to upstage Jeremy Lamb with this in-game windmill (although after the whistle). Love the still frame.
2:56 - That’s an anti-climactic walk back to the locker room after dropping a career-high 52 on national TV. Pretty sure I’d be doing some terrible form of that Ray Lewis dance while taunting fans.
3:13 - KD continues to show his excitement over a career-night.