The Oklahoma City Thunder weren't about to let the Portland Trail Blazers come into their building and beat them for a third straight time. Kevin Durant went off for another incredible scoring effort and the Oklahoma City defense made plays late to help the Thunder secure a 105-97 victory on Tuesday night.
Durant blew up for 46 points on 17-of-25 shooting. He hit a crazy three-pointer in Nicolas Batum's face with 48 seconds remaining. And then made another even more ridiculous dagger with 26 seconds left in the game to secure the eventual win.
Portland was great for most of the night, but it scored just six points over the final 6:29, all while Durant was exploding all over the court.
It's difficult to breathe while watching that guy play, and he only added to an unbelievable team box score in the final minute. The Thunder hit 10-of-15 three-point attempts and got three huge blocks down the stretch — two by Serge Ibaka and another by Kendrick Perkins — in a one-possession game with just under two minutes to go, and the Blazers couldn't recover.
We're in for a treat if these two teams ever have to meet in the playoffs.