Maybe you didn’t know, but Kevin Durant had a “I’m the fuckin’ mang” moment last night. In the 4th quarter, with the Spurs making a run and cutting the lead to 4 with 6:54 left, Kevin Durant scored 16 straight points to put the Spurs away and tie the series 2-2.
He scored on a variety of mid-range jumpers, an alley-oop from James Harden and basically whatever he wanted. The Spurs tried Manu on him, Stephen Jackson, Tony Parker and I’m pretty sure even Duncan matched-up against him. It didn’t matter.
A Scott Brooks pep talk after a San Antonio timeout with 9 minutes remaining, where Brooks told Durant: “Keep taking it,” lit the fuse and Durant kept burning all the way to a Thunder win.
In the end Durant brought the “nasty,” and the Thunder are headed back to San Antonio with just a best of 3 to win the series and head to their first NBA Finals.