Ballin: Just a 34, 15 and 5 line in a closeout game for Kevin Durant. Wonder if anyone will mention that if LeBron has a bad game tonight.
Not so much: If you’re going to follow a 20-game win streak with a 4-game losing streak, it is recommended to not have the losing streak come during the Western Conference finals. Miss you already, Spurs.
Leapfrog: Another huge Russell Westbrook dunk to add to the collection.
This guy is very good at jumping. So good.
Dumb dumb, part one: Here is something Reggie Miller said about San Antonio that is stupid — “The Spurs are having a stalemate on offense.”
Bad history: Last night’s blown lead was the biggest halftime blown lead in Spurs’ postseason history.
Drop the pressure: Who among us did not love Stephen Jackson going 6-7 from three last night?
To be honest, going in to the playoffs, I didn’t think he still had it in him. Very happy to be proven wrong.
Dumb dumb, part 2: Here is something Reggie Miller said about Oklahoma City that is stupid — “I hope America and the nation embrace this team.”
Always and forever: Since the dawn of time, Derek Fisher has been hitting big shots.
That wink didn’t actually mean anything. Derek Fisher just got exhaled some dust in to his hard contact lenses, that’s all.
Flop City Midwest: Halfway through the fourth quarter, Kevin Durant took a charge on Manu Ginobili, negating an amazing flippity shot. According to the AP, it was Durant’s first taken charge of the year. It was also an enormous flop, so maybe he should stay at zero.
Addendum: It was also a flop when James Harden took a charge on Manu Ginobili by running in to Manu as he tried to close out on a Kawhi Leonard corner three. C’est la vie.
Other things: Kendrick Perkins hit a fadeaway jumper last night, so restart the calendar on that rare event … It seems Gregg Popovich was upset with Tiago Splitter, probably because he was exhausted from his 23-word interview with Craig Sager from earlier in the night … Hilarious and-one by Gary Neal, who benefited from the longest continuation since the late-90s … The ONE time Tim Duncan doesn’t pump fake this happens … Very jaunty rebound pose from Kendrick Perkins right here … One of the best foul calls in NBA history happened last night