Then there was Kendrick Perkins tying the game at the buzzer from the only spot on the floor where he's allowed to shoot:
Smfh RT @BobbyBigWheel: Here's a map of shots that Kendrick Perkins is allowed to take pic.twitter.com/n46HOT5NMn
— Joakim Noah's Bun (@NFLGoodwitch) April 22, 2014
The Grizzlies took a four-point lead on a Zach Randolph basket with just over two minutes left in overtime. Still, with that crowd and that KD, the Thunder were going to win. You just knew it.
Sure enough, Durant nailed a three to give him 36 points and cut Oklahoma City's deficit to just one point.
And then ... Memphis pulled it out. The Grizz improbably became the latest low seed to steal a road win. I can't ever remember the NBA Playoffs being so wide open.
Tuesday is the last day of my spring break, and I honestly don't know how I'm going to be a productive worker from now until late June. With one or more games like this every night, especially in the Western Conference, productivity should plummet among the NBA fan labor force. Good Lord, this league has no regard for our time. On the bright side, at least we're almost halfway done with Round 1 already.
If you want to subscribe to How Blank, just type in your email address on the right side of the page. You'll get a notification every time we post new content.
Follow FranT on Twitter at @frantweet and follow Brian Kavanaugh at @btkav