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    I think Billy Donovan needs to sit Durant down and show him video of nothing but role players making big shots to win postseason series. Guys like Kerr, Paxon, Elie, Chalmers, Kenny Smith, etc. all played with Hall of Fame teammates and they were all entrusted with a huge shot to win big playoff games.

    The message is....KD, you don't have to take every shot the final 3 minutes of the game. A wide open shot from Waiters is a higher percentage shot than one of those 20 foot Durant fade-aways over two lengthy defenders.

    If KD doesn't develop that trust of his role players again OKC is done.

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    He lost his mind out there...as soon as GS went up 3 he tried to answer with a 3 himself. It was a rushed shot and he barely even had possesion of the ball. He gets way too many isolation plays where he has to create something off the dribble...just seems out of sorts doing that. Westbrook and Waiters should be doing that.

    I struggle with how Donovan gives more time to Foye over Morrow as well. That could actually help Durant too...spreading the floor.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Carp View Post
    He lost his mind out there...as soon as GS went up 3 he tried to answer with a 3 himself. It was a rushed shot and he barely even had possesion of the ball. He gets way too many isolation plays where he has to create something off the dribble...just seems out of sorts doing that. Westbrook and Waiters should be doing that.

    I struggle with how Donovan gives more time to Foye over Morrow as well. That could actually help Durant too...spreading the floor.
    I'd like to see Morrow on the floor more too, but he's such a liability on defense that he will get eaten alive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Carp View Post
    This is silly. He is their best player and should be taking shots late. No idea how this can be interpreted that he was grandstanding.

    I guess his 9 boards, 11 assists, and 4 steals is selfish grandstanding too.
    He could have and should have used the team. As has already been pointed out 5 turnovers late and that was, the difference in the game. The Thunder was in control before Durant and Westbrook took over in the last couple of minutes. I am not diminishing them I am simply pointing out that in this circumstance they made bad decisions.
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    Quote Originally Posted by L.T. Fan View Post
    Selfish grandstanding in crucial situations.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jiggyfly View Post
    Laugh a 1 Big Fan also. He sees it the same way.
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    Quote Originally Posted by L.T. Fan View Post
    He could have and should have used the team. As has already been pointed out 5 turnovers late and that was, the difference in the game. The Thunder was in control before Durant and Westbrook took over in the last couple of minutes. I am not diminishing them I am simply pointing out that in this circumstance they made bad decisions.
    Are you kidding me? The only reason they were "in control" was because of Westbrook and Durant. If they were more passive, like you are suggesting, I guess we would just sit back and marvel at how Ibaka, Adams, and Roberson take control of the offense. Smart thinking...all those guys can create off the dribble...wait, no they can't.

    Reminds me of when Iverson got the Sixers to the finals. Sometimes the best open shot they had was off of an Iverson miss when 2 or 3 guys were collapsing on him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Carp View Post
    Are you kidding me? The only reason they were "in control" was because of Westbrook and Durant. If they were more passive, like you are suggesting, I guess we would just sit back and marvel at how Ibaka, Adams, and Roberson take control of the offense. Smart thinking...all those guys can create off the dribble...wait, no they can't.

    Reminds me of when Iverson got the Sixers to the finals. Sometimes the best open shot they had was off of an Iverson miss when 2 or 3 guys were collapsing on him.
    So what? They still blew it in the final 2 minutes with their bad decisions.
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    Quote Originally Posted by L.T. Fan View Post
    So what? They still blew it in the final 2 minutes with their bad decisions.
    I'll slow it down for you...the game would not have been close if those 2 were not leading the way.

    I still have no idea how they were selfish grandstanders. If they had made those shots or not turned it over would they not be considered selfish?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Carp View Post
    I'll slow it down for you...the game would not have been close if those 2 were not leading the way.

    I still have no idea how they were selfish grandstanders. If they had made those shots or not turned it over would they not be considered selfish?
    No need to revert to middle school dialogue Sarge. I am still coherent.
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