Oklahoma City Thunder: Five things worth remembering from OKC's thrilling double-overtime win over Toronto

Kevin Durant called Friday’s 119-118 double-overtime Thunder victory at Toronto the craziest game he’s ever played. He even commemorated the contest by leaving with the game ball, having each of his teammates sign it.
by Darnell Mayberry Published: March 22, 2014
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3. Derek Fisher’s 3-pointer: He did it again. Fisher knocked down another clutch shot. It came when the Thunder needed it most to have any chance of stealing the victory. Before he drilled it with 15.7 seconds remaining, the Thunder trailed by five and appeared to have no chance at coming out alive. But the moment the shot dropped, a comeback seemed possible. Amazingly, Fisher was just 1-for-7 from 3-point range before getting that shot to fall.

4. Ball don’t lie: After Fisher’s 3, Jeremy Lamb tipped an inbounds pass by John Salmons, and the ball squirted into the hands of Durant of all people. Durant scooped it and attacked the basket. But he appeared to get hacked by Salmons. No call. It was ruled a blocked shot, and the Raptors recovered the rebound. The Thunder fouled Salmons, but he stepped to the foul line and missed both free throws. When he did, Durant rebounded the second miss (another big defensive play by Durant) and the Thunder called timeout with 8.8 seconds remaining, setting up Durant’s dagger.

5. No shot: If the Thunder didn’t pull out the win, there would have been statewide second-guessing. Because with the ball and the shot clock off at the end of regulation, OKC didn’t even get a shot off. The Raptors double-teamed Durant at the top of the key, forcing him to pass it off. When he did, sending it to Fisher late in the clock, Fisher had trouble gathering it in and fired it up too late. Even though the Thunder has been much better at late-game execution this season, that play would have become the focal point had OKC lost.


by Darnell Mayberry
OKC Thunder Senior Reporter
Darnell Mayberry grew up in Langston, Okla. and is now in his third stint in the Sooner state. After a year and a half at Bishop McGuinness High, he finished his prep years in Falls Church, Va., before graduating from Norfolk State University in...
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