Lets set the scene...Lakers up by 7, with 2 minutes to go in the game. You have one of the greatest players in NBA history on your team, a former defensive player of the year, and a couple of 7 footers on your team, playing against a young and talented team in a pivotal game 2 of the Western Conference Semi Finals. You should win right? That would be a negative people.
The Oklahoma City Thunder might be a young team, but they seem so poised this post season. When down 7 against the Lakers last night, they couldve easily packed it in and said we'll just go back to LA with the series tied. Instead, they dug down deep and took the lead on a Kevin Duran floater with just about 18 seconds to go in the game. Thunder head coach Scott Brooks said,
"They won't quit. That's not in their DNA...they're not wired that way and if they were, they wouldn't be here. We're not going to win every game, but we're going to fight to the last second of the game and we did that tonight."
The only thing was that there was still time on the clock for the Lakers aka Kobe Bryant to win the game. The twist to this is that, Kobe never got a chance to get the ball. LA had no timeouts left and Metta World Peace inbounded the ball to a wide open Steve Blake. Im pretty sure that wasnt their first option, but World Peace made a good decision. Westbrook fell asleep guarding him and if you're a Thunder fan, you held your breath until the ball clanked off the rim. Now the Thunder go to LA with a 2-0 series lead and will try to go for the sweep. Game 3 is Friday at 10:30 in LA on ESPN. #ThunderUp