Miller praised Tim Duncan’s dominance against Serge Ibaka in overtime: “Old Man Riverwalk is getting it done down low at the post.”
Kerr applauded Brooks’ play call on Westbrook’s drive in which he was fouled, setting up the game-tying free throws in regulation: “Really good play call from Scott Brooks. He ran Durant off a double-screen on one side, which totally opened up the floor on the right.”
•On the FSOK postgame show, studio analyst Nancy Lieberman noted the Thunder’s lack of depth. “They didn’t get any productivity off the bench, which is obviously a huge problem,” she said.
•TV voice Brian Davis called Westbrook the Thunder’s MVP for the game.
•TNT offered a highlight tribute to Kerr, which included video of his playing days, since it was his last broadcast for the network.
•TNT’s production crew had a rare miscue, missing a Durant 3-pointer while showing the replay of a Westbrook 3-pointer.
•Kerr and Albert said they thought Westbrook should be fined for flopping on a 3-point shot in the first quarter. Reviewing the play, they noted that Westbrook actually kicked out his leg.
•Miller on Reggie Jackson’s improved play: “It looks like Reggie Jackson is getting more confidence on that right ankle.”
•Miller on reporter David Aldridge’s first-quarter interviews with Spurs coach Gregg Popovich that usually produce only a few words from Popovich: “If there’s a Game 7, I just want those two to have a staredown, just look at one another.”
•At halftime, TNT noted the last Game 7 in a Western Conference Finals was the Lakers’ 112-106 victory over Sacramento in 2002. Shaquille O’Neal had 35 points, 13 rebounds and hit 11 of 15 free throws. Shaq boasted: “Shaqovich!”