Thursday, June 21st, 2012 at 10:25 am  |  19 responses

Kevin Durant and the OKC Thunder Will ‘Fight to the End’

Facing a virtually insurmountable 3-1 deficit in the NBA Finals — no team has ever ever come back from that big a hole to win the title since the League adopted the 2-3-2 format — Kevin Durant says his OKC Thunder are not ready to throw in the towel, by any stretch of the imagination. Per the Oklahoman: “The only people who still seem to believe are, well, the Thunder. ‘We know that it’s a new day and anything can happen,’ said Kevin Durant. ‘It’s not over. You got to keep fighting and we’re going to fight to the end no matter what.’ Durant continued. ‘That’s the type of DNA we have here,’ he said. ‘That’s Oklahoma City as a city, Oklahoma as a state and the Thunder as a team. We’re going to fight to the end.’”

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  • Fat Lever

    Oh good. Because I thought they wouldn’t even show up tonight, forfeit the game, and actually hand the Larry O’Brien trophy personally to the Heat.

  • http://espn.go.com/nba/tradeMachine VanCityBBall

    in Durant we trust…

  • http://www.slamonline.com Jahmai

    Just one game.

  • http://www.fullc0urtpress.com KHOLIDAY05

    I would hope they wouldnt give up. It’s 3-1 but anything can happen. They ran off 4 straight against the Spurs. All they need is momemtum!

  • Lloyd

    Momentum is strongly going the other way right now though. Hard to stop train that’s going full speed ahead when you’re only a few feet away from the end of the tracks. Hope they can pull it off!

  • http://www.newyorkshockexchange.com Shock Exchange

    I would be curious to see if the Thunder can turn this game into a street fight and gut out a win. If they can get it back to OKC, I think it’s a wrap.

  • kid23

    look what happen to the Celtics in 09 nba final, when they had the lakers 3 to 1 lead. Lakers came back and won the series in 7 games. OKC could do the same.

  • http://www.slamonline.com spit hot fiyah

    great quote there, who else was expecting “we are about to roll over and call it a season”

  • bull22

    fighting to the end does not mean squat if you can’t get a win. considering the lack of non calls for westbrook and durant has been ridiculous, but nevertheless they had a great season.

  • B.C.

    Thunder have already given up on themselves. The series is over for them.

  • http://redoftoothandclaw.ca/ niQ

    @kid23, 09 finals? I think you’re talking about the 2010 Finals. And even then, it was 2-2 after 4 games. No team has come back from being down 3-1 since they changed the Finals format to 2-3-2.

  • LA Huey

    Wow, someone here has some crazy revisionist history.
    I’m assuming there’s going to be a lot of fouls, poor shooting, intense rebounding, great defense, and a Heat victory.

  • http://slamonline.com Brion

    Someones still talking about lack of non calls? wow.

  • Orpah the Prosident

    I look at it as a chance to make history.

  • http://blackamericaweb.com charliewinning

    If any team has a chance to storm all the way back it’s the Thunder. They’re the only team in this year’s playoffs that have the resolve and the heart to do it…BTW, people still talking about poor officiating are beating a dead horse. The officiating has been shaky for every series. Get over it.

  • Emmanuel

    Its going to work out well… Durant, just win this game and lets take it home…. We’ve got this man… Play your heart out… Fight till the end…

  • Sam

    Don’t think about winning three in a row. Think about winning one in a row.

  • PnoyVibe

    Looking forward to a great game

  • http://www.slamonline.com/online/nba/2012/06/lebron-james-promises-not-let-teammates-down-again-in-nba-finals/ Pinky and the Brain

    @fat lever, they’re not all andrew bynum