The Connect Four Tour: Oklahoma City Thunder

July 29th, 2010 by Brandon Moor Leave a reply »

The final stop in the Connect Four Tour journeys to America’s Heartland, home of the Oklahoma City Thunder.

Led by Kevin Durant, the Oklahoma City Thunder carved their way into the playoffs for the first time in franchise history. Finishing the regular season 50-32, the Thunder earned the eighth seed, advancing to the Western Conference playoff picture.

You might be wondering to yourself how in the world a can team win 50 games and yet draw the bottom spot in the playoffs. First off, the depth of the Western Conference from top to bottom leaves little to no room for error when teams set their sights on postseason basketball.

Kevin Durant and the Thunder gave the Los Angeles Lakers all they could handle, and then some throughout the first round of the playoffs. A Pau Gasol tip-in with 0.02 seconds left stunned the capacity crowd of 18,342 in attendance at the Ford Center.

Prior to the put back, the game certainly appeared to be heading for a game seven back in Los Angeles. However, there would be no game seven for the Thunder. ...

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