Durant: We Wanted to Take Everything
It was almost too perfect.
Set up, just right. This young Thunder team has been all about growing, evolving, maturing, developing. And with 12 minutes standing between them and a shot at NBA Finals on their home floor, they were going to have to prove they had grown up. That they had matured. That they were ready.
“We never thought we were supposed to wait our turn,” said Kevin Durant. “We always wanted to go and take everything.”
And if they were going grab control of the series Monday, they were going to have to go and take it. Because the Spurs weren’t giving it away.
Heading to the fourth quarter of Game 5, the Thunder led by nine. The same margin they held heading to the fourth quarter of Game 1 against the Spurs, which they gave away. Old issues came crawling back in Game 1 and there the Thunder were, looking at having to conquer those demons again.