The sleeping giant has awakened.
The Oklahoma City Thunder were poised to pull of an epic upset as they sat on a 3-1 lead on the 73-win Golden State Warriors. That now seems like a long time ago.
The Thunder had an incredible opportunity to close out the series last night as they nursed a lead in the fourth quarter, but Klay Thompson went wild with 11 three-pointers, which seemed to inspire Steph Curry to return to MVP form as well.
Yet this tweet sums up what many think led to this defeat for OKC:
Just wanna repeat: This loss is on Durant. He set the wrong tone from the jump, planted seeds for late-game dysfunction. #Embarrassing
— Jason Whitlock (@WhitlockJason) May 29, 2016
Kevin Durant is an incredible player, but he dragged OKC back to being OKC last night, playing what Charles Barkley called “hero ball.” Durant tried to do too much, and as Whitlock explained above, he set that tone early and it carried over into the fourth quarter collapse.
Now the Thunder need to win Game 7 in Oakland – good luck with that . . .