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Video: Durant gets assist on dagger, then hugs his mother

Jun 7, 2012, 1:56 AM EDT

You can argue that Derek Fisher‘s three or some other particular shot was the dagger, but the one shot that forever put this game out of reach for the Thunder was Kendrick Perkins dunk when he rolled to the basket, nobody noticed or cared and Kevin Durant hit him with the pass.

Then first thing during the celebration Durant did the most Durant thing ever — he hugged his mother.

For all the people who complain about the egos and spoiled stars of the NBA, you had better flat-out love Kevin Durant. He’s just a good dude. Loves his mom. Likes playing in a small market in Middle America. Doesn’t cuss or put out bad mix tapes. He just balls. Now he is going to do that on the NBA’s biggest stage.

As for Fisher, guy can still knock down the big shot.

  1. hwatt - Jun 7, 2012 at 10:42 AM

    Every game, especially in the playoffs, Perk stays un-injured, Danny Ainge questions himself. I still think trading Perk was just a shrewd move at the time, he was racking up injuries at the time… but wouldn’t it be sweet if he beats the team that traded him in the Finals….

  2. davidly - Jun 7, 2012 at 12:12 PM

    Nice moment for Durant. But of all the people who might have something to say about celebrating a victory with a 6pt lead and 14.6 secs left, it’d be Reggie Miller.

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