On Thursday at home the Thunder were down by 11 points in the third quarter and the home win streak seemed lost. Westbrook was having an abysmal night at the time to say the least and the Thunder were losing to a sub .500 team with its best player supposedly playing under 25 minutes. Kevin Durant then began to grab boards, get assists and of course, score points. First of all Durant must have called up Allen Iverson for some cross over lessons because Durant had the Mavericks looking like Antonio Davis. The Thunder end up winning the game in OT with Durant scoring 40 points and it looked easy, I really don’t even think he broke a sweat because he is just that good. When he dunked on Chris Kaman late in the game on Thursday we could all tell he was locked in. Durant is just too clutch not to be in the top two in the MVP race this season and beyond for many years to come.
Dwayne Wade “accidentally” kicked Bobcats guard Ramon Sessions in the groin in a game on Thursday and was given a one game suspension. He said that he had reacted to the contact Sessions gave him. Yes, I am sure Bruce Bowen always said the same thing when he drop kicked Wally Szczerbiak on the three point line all those years ago. Listen Wade, we all know you were sending a message Kobe Bryant gave you this summer after Sessions played completely awful in the playoffs in the spring for the Lakers. I just can’t comprehend how that is a valid reaction to any contact; that is like punching your mom in the morning when she tries to wake you up for school. Why would you do that? If that is a natural reaction then Wade must do this in practice. That’s the real reason Ray Allen is hurt, not the shoulder. I haven’t seen a kick like that since Shawn Michaels retired Nature Boy Ric Flair in 2008 with the Sweet Chin Music.