Durant called it the wildest game of his career.
“Definitely frustrating,” Durant said. “I was missing some shots I felt good about. But that’s how the game goes sometimes. I just tried to stick with it and was able to hit some shots. Russ carried us the whole game.”
Durant took umbrage with Clipper coach Doc Rivers’ outrage over a replay review that kept the ball in Thunder possession with 11 seconds left. Durant preferred to talk about “the six plays before … that we made. We fought so hard, we went through so much adversity to come out on top. Sometimes that’s how the game goes.
“We just stayed together. We were down so much. It was a rollercoaster game. There was so much going on. We just stayed together and kept fighting. You’ve seen it with the Clippers. That’s what they did to us in Game 4.”
Indeed, the Clippers rallied from 16 down with nine minutes left to the beat the Thunder. But OKC trumped that comeback with a 13-point rally in the final four minutes. And now the Thunder has to win just once in the next two games to put the Clippers in the past.
Don’t bet on Durant going 3-of-17 again. But if he does, bet on Durant coming back.
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