Kevin Durant Doesn’t Play to Tie
by Jonathan Santiago / @itsJONsantiago
The Oklahoma City Thunder squeaked out a 99-97 victory tonight against the Sacramento Kings despite leading by 12 in the game’s final four minutes. Thunder forward Kevin Durant uncharacteristically missed two free throws that almost certainly would’ve guaranteed the W in the game’s waning moments.
That left the door open for the Kings in the final seconds of regulation. Instead of shooting to tie, Kings guard Tyreke Evans missed a top-of-the-arc three for the win.
Did Durant like the decision?
“Most definitely,” Durant said without hesitation post-game. “Without a doubt, especially at home. After they fought back so hard, I would have taken the three too. I thought it was a good shot. But I’m different.”