In the exciting game one of the Oklahoma City Thunder and the Dallas Mavericks series it was a battle til the last second! With the clock ticking the NBA scoring champion Kevin Durant tried driving it for the winning basket but the tough defense from Shawn Marion didn’t allow him to so there was only one thing he could do and that was to throw up a prayer from the free throw line with one hand, and his prayer was answered. The ball bounced on the rim then dropped in. Both KD and Dirk Nowiztski scored 25 points but neither of them were the top performer of the game. Serge Ibaka came up big for the Thunder with 22 points 6 rebounds 5 blocks 1 steal and 1 assist. Ibaka was the top blocker this season in the NBA so these numbers aren’t surprising. The Thunder will try to redeem themselves from losing 4 games to 1 exactly one year ago in the first round. This looks to be a more exciting series then I expected, and I don’t see this series going any less than 6 games. I will go a head and say the winner of this series will go on to play in the Finals, take my word for it. Will Dallas make it to the Finals two years in a row, or will Durant lead the Thunder to their first second round appearance in two years? Durant had this to say after game one,” It’s the playoffs, No matter how it gets done, you’ve got to do it.” It just shows you how much and how far he is willing to work to get where he wants to be.

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