Durant On Final Play Of Regulation: 'I Didn't Know What Else To Do'
On the biggest play of the series, the final play of regulation, Kevin Durant caught the ball at halfcourt, but when he looked toward the basket, he saw three Mavs coming at him.
So, he shot from at least 8 feet behind the three-point line.
“I didn't know what else to do,” he said, the frustration obvious in his voice. “I didn't want to run into their defense and get another turnover.”
Instead, Marion blocked the shot, and even though there was overtime left to play, the Thunder was sunk.
“You know, late in the game, it's my time,” Durant said, unmoving with his fist planted on his temple. “And a few of those times, it was just too clogged up.”
Durant scored 14 points in the first quarter but then managed only 15 points the rest of the game.