With just 13 seconds left in the Game 2 NBA Playoff between the Oklahoma City Thunder and Memphis Grizzlies, Thunder forward Kevin Durant went for the impossible.
Durant’s team was down 93-98 when he received a pass (also pretty spectacular) from teammate Russell Westbrook. With milliseconds to think, Durant went for the three-pointer–while falling backward, mind you–and made it. You know, no big deal.
Sweeter yet, Durant was fouled and awarded a free throw. Made that too, obviously, sealing his four-point play for this team.
Despite Durant’s monumental effort to get his team even and into overtime, the Grizzlies eventually prevailed 111-105, but that will not be what the Oklahoma City crowd remember of last night. I think we should expect an ESPY–possible Oscar–nomination for KD this year.