Something you may not have known about the Oklahoma City Thunder: despite their relatively young age, they are about as tightly-knit of a group as there is in the entire NBA.
They hang out at each others’ houses. They are as much of a team on the court as hey are of of it. Their core has been together so long, including the most unheralded big player in this series, Nick Collison, that they have been able to summon a collective strength that few teams could muster.
They have had to play three perfect games to take a 3-2 lead over a San Antonio Spurs team that is still uberefficient offensively but has been exposed underneath for their lack of a low post last line of defense.
So should we count them out?
Are they gassed?
I answer those questions, and look ahead to tonight’s Game 5 in Miami, in this video with CineSport’s Tara Petrolino.