Kevin Durant didn't have a great Game 1 in the Oklahoma City Thunder's first-round NBA Playoffs series against the Dallas Mavericks. Well, the first 47 minutes, 53 seconds weren't so great. The last seven ticks? Oh so perfect.
Durant hit the off-balance mid-range jumper (with rim and glass!) with time winding down to give the Thunder a 99-98 lead. The man who contested the shot well, Shawn Marion, couldn't get a shot off at the other end as Dallas was out of timeouts. Game, Blouses.
With the make, Durant shot 10-27 for the game, far from his typical efficiency. Luckily, Russell Westbrook (28 points on 13-23) and James Harden (19 points on seven field goal attempts!) were potent enough on offense to get the Thunder into a position in which one of the best players in the world could shoot for the victory.
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