“I wouldn't say he surprised us. We knew he was a good player. We knew given the opportunity that he was going to go out there and play how he's capable of playing, so we understand he's got big shoes to fill with Russell being out but he's done a great job for him. We've had to adjust to certain things that he does in order to make it tough on him.”
Two years ago in Game 4 of the second round, you and the Thunder played a triple-overtime game at FedExForum, which the Thunder won 133-123. You made a 3-pointer with 3.5 seconds left in regulation to send the game into it first overtime. What do you recall about that game?
“Big plays, big shots, big performances by a lot of people. Obviously, Russell (40 points, five rebounds, five assists, three steals) had a big night. KD (Kevin Durant) had a big night (35 points, 13 rebounds, four steals). A lot of guys made big shots. Greivis (Vasquez) made big shots. It was a fun game. It was an exhausting game.”