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SAN ANTONIO — With a bloodthirsty crowd behind him and jittery Manu Ginóbili crowding his space, Dion Waiters, in the most important moment of his career — inbounding, up one, with 13.5 seconds left of a pivotal playoff game in San Antonio — shivered Ginobili backward with an elbow and then tossed a floating pass toward halfcourt.

What transpired was one of the strangest, wildest, frantic, controversial NBA finishes in recent memory. The end result: a 98-97 Thunder escape and a series that heads back to Oklahoma City tied at one. Somehow.

“Something certainly happened on that sideline,” Spurs coach Gregg Popovich said postgame.

All season, the Thunder, rather famously, had issues closing games. But down the stretch on Tuesday, OKC made a ton of big plays.

With 2:29 left, up two, a fluid Thunder offensive set led to a wide-open Dion Waiters corner 3, set up by Serge Ibaka and knocked down by Waiters. It put OKC up five.

A LaMarcus Aldridge jumper with 1:27 left was answered by an 11-foot Kevin Durant fadeaway. An Aldridge 3-pointer was answered by two clutch Russell Westbrook free throws. The Spurs kept coming but the Thunder kept counterpunching, holding firm to a four-point lead with 18 seconds left.

Then, nearly, they almost melted down again with a sequence of mistakes.

Ibaka fell for an Aldridge pumpfake with 13 seconds left, crashing into him and giving Aldridge three free throws. He hit them all, bringing San Antonio within one and forcing OKC coach Billy Donovan to call his last timeout. He drew up an inbounds play and entrusted Waiters to take it out.

As he did, no one on the Thunder sprung open, unable to shake a physical Spurs defense. Ginobili crowded Waiters, appearing to step over the line. Waiters panicked and leaned over, quite clearly shoving Ginobili back. But no whistle came — not for a Ginobili violation or the Waiters shove.

So Waiters flung a rainbow toward halfcourt, similar to that nightmare Durant turnover against the Warriors back in February.

Durant was the intended receiver, but as he rose up to catch it, he lost his balance, fumbling it away as he fell to the floor.

The loose ball squirted into the hands of the Spurs, who had a 3-on-1 fast break setup in the open floor. But the gigantic Steven Adams was the Thunder's one and, on this night, that was a fortunate thing.

Adams, 22 but with the rugged mindset of a 31-year-old construction worker, was monstrous in the paint all night. He finished with 12 points, 17 huge rebounds, a pair of ferocious dunks and the biggest defensive play of the night.

As Danny Green pushed the turnover upcourt, Adams stepped at him, forcing a pass over the top to Patty Mills. But Adams recovered, stoning a layup attempt and forcing a pass to Ginobili, who drove right at Adams.

Adams shuffled back, stopped the drive and forced an over-the-shoulder pass to Mills in the corner. No one was near Mills. So Adams, incredibly mobile for a 7-footer, took one giant step and a leap, nearly getting a fingertip on Mills jumper and forcing an air ball into a mosh pit.

Aldridge, Ibaka, Westbrook and Kawhi Leonard all scrambled for the loose ball. But it was too late. Time had expired. Adams' defense had saved the Thunder. A batch of strange no-calls didn't hurt, either.

Thirty minutes after the most frantic moment of his career, Waiters sat in stoned silence, ice packs on his knees, scrolling through his phone at his locker.

Countless Vines and screenshots and opinions of the wild closing sequence had hit the web. Waiters was at the center of it. He scrolled and scrolled and scrolled and then saw something that piqued his interest.

“He stepped on the line anyway,” Waiters said to Durant. "Whatever. We got the win."

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Oklahoma City's Kevin Durant celwbrates after a basket and a foul during Game 2 of the second-round series between the Oklahoma City Thunder and the San Antonio Spurs in the NBA playoffs at the AT&T Center in San Antonio, Monday, May 2, 2016. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman

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Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman"><figcaption>Oklahoma City's Russell Westbrook goes past San Antonio's Tony Parker during Game 2 of the second-round series between the Oklahoma City Thunder and the San Antonio Spurs in the NBA playoffs at the AT&amp;T Center in San Antonio, Monday, May 2, 2016. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-n_f8ab52f840dc1637e98e9fb1e746f41c.jpg" alt="Photo - San Antonio's Patty Mills (8) shoots over Oklahoma City's Steven Adams (12) in the last seconds of Game 2 in the second-round series between the Oklahoma City Thunder and the San Antonio Spurs in the NBA playoffs at the AT&amp;T Center in San Antonio, Monday, May 2, 2016. Oklahoma City won 98-97. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman" title="San Antonio's Patty Mills (8) shoots over Oklahoma City's Steven Adams (12) in the last seconds of Game 2 in the second-round series between the Oklahoma City Thunder and the San Antonio Spurs in the NBA playoffs at the AT&amp;T Center in San Antonio, Monday, May 2, 2016. Oklahoma City won 98-97. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman"><figcaption>San Antonio's Patty Mills (8) shoots over Oklahoma City's Steven Adams (12) in the last seconds of Game 2 in the second-round series between the Oklahoma City Thunder and the San Antonio Spurs in the NBA playoffs at the AT&amp;T Center in San Antonio, Monday, May 2, 2016. Oklahoma City won 98-97. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-n_b8763716d74ae08c64c1e8d00721b1dd.jpg" alt="Photo - Oklahoma City's Dion Waiters (3) throws the ball in as San Antonio's Manu Ginobili (20) falls back late in Game 2 of the second-round series between the Oklahoma City Thunder and the San Antonio Spurs in the NBA playoffs at the AT&amp;T Center in San Antonio, Monday, May 2, 2016. Oklahoma City won 98-97. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman" title="Oklahoma City's Dion Waiters (3) throws the ball in as San Antonio's Manu Ginobili (20) falls back late in Game 2 of the second-round series between the Oklahoma City Thunder and the San Antonio Spurs in the NBA playoffs at the AT&amp;T Center in San Antonio, Monday, May 2, 2016. Oklahoma City won 98-97. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman"><figcaption>Oklahoma City's Dion Waiters (3) throws the ball in as San Antonio's Manu Ginobili (20) falls back late in Game 2 of the second-round series between the Oklahoma City Thunder and the San Antonio Spurs in the NBA playoffs at the AT&amp;T Center in San Antonio, Monday, May 2, 2016. Oklahoma City won 98-97. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-fcf497a905e51acb1ff06c77cb09710c.jpg" alt="Photo - The Thunder celebrate after winning Game 2 of the second-round series between the Oklahoma City Thunder and the San Antonio Spurs in the NBA playoffs at the AT&amp;T Center in San Antonio, Monday, May 2, 2016. Oklahoma City won 98-97. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman" title="The Thunder celebrate after winning Game 2 of the second-round series between the Oklahoma City Thunder and the San Antonio Spurs in the NBA playoffs at the AT&amp;T Center in San Antonio, Monday, May 2, 2016. Oklahoma City won 98-97. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman"><figcaption>The Thunder celebrate after winning Game 2 of the second-round series between the Oklahoma City Thunder and the San Antonio Spurs in the NBA playoffs at the AT&amp;T Center in San Antonio, Monday, May 2, 2016. Oklahoma City won 98-97. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-c28b6d786b163aef8b3abadb8e2577aa.jpg" alt="Photo - Oklahoma City's Serge Ibaka (9) fights for the ball beside San Antonio's LaMarcus Aldridge (12) and San Antonio's Kawhi Leonard (2) as Russell Westbrook (0) watches during the last seconds of Game 2 of the second-round series between the Oklahoma City Thunder and the San Antonio Spurs in the NBA playoffs at the AT&amp;T Center in San Antonio, Monday, May 2, 2016. Oklahoma City won 98-97. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman" title="Oklahoma City's Serge Ibaka (9) fights for the ball beside San Antonio's LaMarcus Aldridge (12) and San Antonio's Kawhi Leonard (2) as Russell Westbrook (0) watches during the last seconds of Game 2 of the second-round series between the Oklahoma City Thunder and the San Antonio Spurs in the NBA playoffs at the AT&amp;T Center in San Antonio, Monday, May 2, 2016. Oklahoma City won 98-97. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman"><figcaption>Oklahoma City's Serge Ibaka (9) fights for the ball beside San Antonio's LaMarcus Aldridge (12) and San Antonio's Kawhi Leonard (2) as Russell Westbrook (0) watches during the last seconds of Game 2 of the second-round series between the Oklahoma City Thunder and the San Antonio Spurs in the NBA playoffs at the AT&amp;T Center in San Antonio, Monday, May 2, 2016. Oklahoma City won 98-97. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-aa8d2e2eab5397160eec9b5fd7ed4139.jpg" alt="Photo - Oklahoma City's Kevin Durant (35) celebrates as he walks towards Steven Adams (12) after winning Game 2 of the second-round series between the Oklahoma City Thunder and the San Antonio Spurs in the NBA playoffs at the AT&amp;T Center in San Antonio, Monday, May 2, 2016. Oklahoma City won 98-97. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman" title="Oklahoma City's Kevin Durant (35) celebrates as he walks towards Steven Adams (12) after winning Game 2 of the second-round series between the Oklahoma City Thunder and the San Antonio Spurs in the NBA playoffs at the AT&amp;T Center in San Antonio, Monday, May 2, 2016. Oklahoma City won 98-97. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman"><figcaption>Oklahoma City's Kevin Durant (35) celebrates as he walks towards Steven Adams (12) after winning Game 2 of the second-round series between the Oklahoma City Thunder and the San Antonio Spurs in the NBA playoffs at the AT&amp;T Center in San Antonio, Monday, May 2, 2016. Oklahoma City won 98-97. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-2313cb5ac8adb8075f9296d30923882b.jpg" alt="Photo - San Antonio coach Gregg Popovich shouts towards the officials as he leaves the court after Game 2 of the second-round series between the Oklahoma City Thunder and the San Antonio Spurs in the NBA playoffs at the AT&amp;T Center in San Antonio, Monday, May 2, 2016. Oklahoma City won 98-97. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman" title="San Antonio coach Gregg Popovich shouts towards the officials as he leaves the court after Game 2 of the second-round series between the Oklahoma City Thunder and the San Antonio Spurs in the NBA playoffs at the AT&amp;T Center in San Antonio, Monday, May 2, 2016. Oklahoma City won 98-97. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman"><figcaption>San Antonio coach Gregg Popovich shouts towards the officials as he leaves the court after Game 2 of the second-round series between the Oklahoma City Thunder and the San Antonio Spurs in the NBA playoffs at the AT&amp;T Center in San Antonio, Monday, May 2, 2016. Oklahoma City won 98-97. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-n_b64671330aafd85e65f75c2ef98e2b88.jpg" alt="Photo - Oklahoma City's Dion Waiters (3) tries to throw the ball in as San Antonio's Manu Ginobili (20) defends during Game 2 of the second-round series between the Oklahoma City Thunder and the San Antonio Spurs in the NBA playoffs at the AT&amp;T Center in San Antonio, Monday, May 2, 2016. Oklahoma City won 98-97. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman" title="Oklahoma City's Dion Waiters (3) tries to throw the ball in as San Antonio's Manu Ginobili (20) defends during Game 2 of the second-round series between the Oklahoma City Thunder and the San Antonio Spurs in the NBA playoffs at the AT&amp;T Center in San Antonio, Monday, May 2, 2016. Oklahoma City won 98-97. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman"><figcaption>Oklahoma City's Dion Waiters (3) tries to throw the ball in as San Antonio's Manu Ginobili (20) defends during Game 2 of the second-round series between the Oklahoma City Thunder and the San Antonio Spurs in the NBA playoffs at the AT&amp;T Center in San Antonio, Monday, May 2, 2016. Oklahoma City won 98-97. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-5e9271369458640eea4b147ea3b08fab.jpg" alt="Photo - Oklahoma City's Kevin Durant (35) loses the ball between San Antonio's Danny Green (14) and Patty Mills (8) in the final seconds of Game 2 in the second-round series between the Oklahoma City Thunder and the San Antonio Spurs in the NBA playoffs at the AT&amp;T Center in San Antonio, Monday, May 2, 2016. Oklahoma City won 98-97. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman" title="Oklahoma City's Kevin Durant (35) loses the ball between San Antonio's Danny Green (14) and Patty Mills (8) in the final seconds of Game 2 in the second-round series between the Oklahoma City Thunder and the San Antonio Spurs in the NBA playoffs at the AT&amp;T Center in San Antonio, Monday, May 2, 2016. Oklahoma City won 98-97. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman"><figcaption>Oklahoma City's Kevin Durant (35) loses the ball between San Antonio's Danny Green (14) and Patty Mills (8) in the final seconds of Game 2 in the second-round series between the Oklahoma City Thunder and the San Antonio Spurs in the NBA playoffs at the AT&amp;T Center in San Antonio, Monday, May 2, 2016. Oklahoma City won 98-97. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-199e0619f891792eb9a812c70033e150.jpg" alt="Photo - Oklahoma City's Steven Adams (12) hangs on the rim after dunking beside San Antonio's Danny Green (14) and Tim Duncan (21) during Game 2 of the second-round series between the Oklahoma City Thunder and the San Antonio Spurs in the NBA playoffs at the AT&amp;T Center in San Antonio, Monday, May 2, 2016. Oklahoma City won 98-97. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman" title="Oklahoma City's Steven Adams (12) hangs on the rim after dunking beside San Antonio's Danny Green (14) and Tim Duncan (21) during Game 2 of the second-round series between the Oklahoma City Thunder and the San Antonio Spurs in the NBA playoffs at the AT&amp;T Center in San Antonio, Monday, May 2, 2016. Oklahoma City won 98-97. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman"><figcaption>Oklahoma City's Steven Adams (12) hangs on the rim after dunking beside San Antonio's Danny Green (14) and Tim Duncan (21) during Game 2 of the second-round series between the Oklahoma City Thunder and the San Antonio Spurs in the NBA playoffs at the AT&amp;T Center in San Antonio, Monday, May 2, 2016. Oklahoma City won 98-97. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-n_e70d86988299978cd29551aba319071a.jpg" alt="Photo - Oklahoma City's Dion Waiters (3) celebrates a 3-pointer beside San Antonio's Tony Parker (9) during Game 2 of the second-round series between the Oklahoma City Thunder and the San Antonio Spurs in the NBA playoffs at the AT&amp;T Center in San Antonio, Monday, May 2, 2016. Oklahoma City won 98-97. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman" title="Oklahoma City's Dion Waiters (3) celebrates a 3-pointer beside San Antonio's Tony Parker (9) during Game 2 of the second-round series between the Oklahoma City Thunder and the San Antonio Spurs in the NBA playoffs at the AT&amp;T Center in San Antonio, Monday, May 2, 2016. Oklahoma City won 98-97. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman"><figcaption>Oklahoma City's Dion Waiters (3) celebrates a 3-pointer beside San Antonio's Tony Parker (9) during Game 2 of the second-round series between the Oklahoma City Thunder and the San Antonio Spurs in the NBA playoffs at the AT&amp;T Center in San Antonio, Monday, May 2, 2016. Oklahoma City won 98-97. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-69ab91f3d643f1602c6581b80ac0d9e6.jpg" alt="Photo - Oklahoma City's Russell Westbrook (0) fouls San Antonio's Tony Parker (9) during Game 2 of the second-round series between the Oklahoma City Thunder and the San Antonio Spurs in the NBA playoffs at the AT&amp;T Center in San Antonio, Monday, May 2, 2016. Oklahoma City won 98-97. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman" title="Oklahoma City's Russell Westbrook (0) fouls San Antonio's Tony Parker (9) during Game 2 of the second-round series between the Oklahoma City Thunder and the San Antonio Spurs in the NBA playoffs at the AT&amp;T Center in San Antonio, Monday, May 2, 2016. Oklahoma City won 98-97. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman"><figcaption>Oklahoma City's Russell Westbrook (0) fouls San Antonio's Tony Parker (9) during Game 2 of the second-round series between the Oklahoma City Thunder and the San Antonio Spurs in the NBA playoffs at the AT&amp;T Center in San Antonio, Monday, May 2, 2016. Oklahoma City won 98-97. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-11ddac2bad2d2f75f6cd92d69f91ca8b.jpg" alt="Photo - Oklahoma City's Kevin Durant (35) celebrates with Steven Adams (12) after Game 2 of the second-round series between the Oklahoma City Thunder and the San Antonio Spurs in the NBA playoffs at the AT&amp;T Center in San Antonio, Monday, May 2, 2016. Oklahoma City won 98-97. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman" title="Oklahoma City's Kevin Durant (35) celebrates with Steven Adams (12) after Game 2 of the second-round series between the Oklahoma City Thunder and the San Antonio Spurs in the NBA playoffs at the AT&amp;T Center in San Antonio, Monday, May 2, 2016. Oklahoma City won 98-97. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman"><figcaption>Oklahoma City's Kevin Durant (35) celebrates with Steven Adams (12) after Game 2 of the second-round series between the Oklahoma City Thunder and the San Antonio Spurs in the NBA playoffs at the AT&amp;T Center in San Antonio, Monday, May 2, 2016. Oklahoma City won 98-97. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-832f188e77f24fdfd059b7b146275a2b.jpg" alt="Photo - Oklahoma City's Kevin Durant (35) shouts at Russell Westbrook (0) during Game 2 of the second-round series between the Oklahoma City Thunder and the San Antonio Spurs in the NBA playoffs at the AT&amp;T Center in San Antonio, Monday, May 2, 2016. Oklahoma City won 98-97. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman" title="Oklahoma City's Kevin Durant (35) shouts at Russell Westbrook (0) during Game 2 of the second-round series between the Oklahoma City Thunder and the San Antonio Spurs in the NBA playoffs at the AT&amp;T Center in San Antonio, Monday, May 2, 2016. Oklahoma City won 98-97. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman"><figcaption>Oklahoma City's Kevin Durant (35) shouts at Russell Westbrook (0) during Game 2 of the second-round series between the Oklahoma City Thunder and the San Antonio Spurs in the NBA playoffs at the AT&amp;T Center in San Antonio, Monday, May 2, 2016. Oklahoma City won 98-97. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-8d881fe48b9177a53a3f2232faf641a2.jpg" alt="Photo - Oklahoma City's Kevin Durant must cut down on turnovers for the Thunder to have success against San Antonio. (Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman)" title="Oklahoma City's Kevin Durant must cut down on turnovers for the Thunder to have success against San Antonio. (Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman)"><figcaption>Oklahoma City's Kevin Durant must cut down on turnovers for the Thunder to have success against San Antonio. (Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman)</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-1d9ea9b88a401fca4f79f2bcc70d1784.jpg" alt="Photo - /tokcon/ goes past San Antonio's Danny Green (14) and LaMarcus Aldridge (12) during Game 2 of the second-round series between the Oklahoma City Thunder and the San Antonio Spurs in the NBA playoffs at the AT&amp;T Center in San Antonio, Monday, May 2, 2016. Oklahoma City won 98-97. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman" title="/tokcon/ goes past San Antonio's Danny Green (14) and LaMarcus Aldridge (12) during Game 2 of the second-round series between the Oklahoma City Thunder and the San Antonio Spurs in the NBA playoffs at the AT&amp;T Center in San Antonio, Monday, May 2, 2016. Oklahoma City won 98-97. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman"><figcaption>/tokcon/ goes past San Antonio's Danny Green (14) and LaMarcus Aldridge (12) during Game 2 of the second-round series between the Oklahoma City Thunder and the San Antonio Spurs in the NBA playoffs at the AT&amp;T Center in San Antonio, Monday, May 2, 2016. Oklahoma City won 98-97. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-fd0943a190993d3c193faa69f9bf64c4.jpg" alt="Photo - Oklahoma City's Kevin Durant (35) gather the rest of the team before Game 2 of the second-round series between the Oklahoma City Thunder and the San Antonio Spurs in the NBA playoffs at the AT&amp;T Center in San Antonio, Monday, May 2, 2016. Oklahoma City won 98-97. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman" title="Oklahoma City's Kevin Durant (35) gather the rest of the team before Game 2 of the second-round series between the Oklahoma City Thunder and the San Antonio Spurs in the NBA playoffs at the AT&amp;T Center in San Antonio, Monday, May 2, 2016. Oklahoma City won 98-97. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman"><figcaption>Oklahoma City's Kevin Durant (35) gather the rest of the team before Game 2 of the second-round series between the Oklahoma City Thunder and the San Antonio Spurs in the NBA playoffs at the AT&amp;T Center in San Antonio, Monday, May 2, 2016. Oklahoma City won 98-97. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-5dc3fd769b1931674068a60c002f837f.jpg" alt="Photo - Oklahoma City coach Billy Donovan shouts during Game 2 of the second-round series between the Oklahoma City Thunder and the San Antonio Spurs in the NBA playoffs at the AT&amp;T Center in San Antonio, Monday, May 2, 2016. Oklahoma City won 98-97. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman" title="Oklahoma City coach Billy Donovan shouts during Game 2 of the second-round series between the Oklahoma City Thunder and the San Antonio Spurs in the NBA playoffs at the AT&amp;T Center in San Antonio, Monday, May 2, 2016. Oklahoma City won 98-97. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman"><figcaption>Oklahoma City coach Billy Donovan shouts during Game 2 of the second-round series between the Oklahoma City Thunder and the San Antonio Spurs in the NBA playoffs at the AT&amp;T Center in San Antonio, Monday, May 2, 2016. Oklahoma City won 98-97. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-25bb169eed6cc5a9e87da9f546a1aa21.jpg" alt="Photo - Oklahoma City's Serge Ibaka (9) defends San Antonio's LaMarcus Aldridge (12) during Game 2 of the second-round series between the Oklahoma City Thunder and the San Antonio Spurs in the NBA playoffs at the AT&amp;T Center in San Antonio, Monday, May 2, 2016. Oklahoma City won 98-97. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman" title="Oklahoma City's Serge Ibaka (9) defends San Antonio's LaMarcus Aldridge (12) during Game 2 of the second-round series between the Oklahoma City Thunder and the San Antonio Spurs in the NBA playoffs at the AT&amp;T Center in San Antonio, Monday, May 2, 2016. Oklahoma City won 98-97. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman"><figcaption>Oklahoma City's Serge Ibaka (9) defends San Antonio's LaMarcus Aldridge (12) during Game 2 of the second-round series between the Oklahoma City Thunder and the San Antonio Spurs in the NBA playoffs at the AT&amp;T Center in San Antonio, Monday, May 2, 2016. Oklahoma City won 98-97. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-17e62c118184943b202198c21d75522c.jpg" alt="Photo - Oklahoma City's Russell Westbrook (0) goes for the ball beside San Antonio's Danny Green (14) during Game 2 of the second-round series between the Oklahoma City Thunder and the San Antonio Spurs in the NBA playoffs at the AT&amp;T Center in San Antonio, Monday, May 2, 2016. Oklahoma City won 98-97. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman" title="Oklahoma City's Russell Westbrook (0) goes for the ball beside San Antonio's Danny Green (14) during Game 2 of the second-round series between the Oklahoma City Thunder and the San Antonio Spurs in the NBA playoffs at the AT&amp;T Center in San Antonio, Monday, May 2, 2016. Oklahoma City won 98-97. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman"><figcaption>Oklahoma City's Russell Westbrook (0) goes for the ball beside San Antonio's Danny Green (14) during Game 2 of the second-round series between the Oklahoma City Thunder and the San Antonio Spurs in the NBA playoffs at the AT&amp;T Center in San Antonio, Monday, May 2, 2016. Oklahoma City won 98-97. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-5e40c2c20abbb28a8cb7f3f6d49b1b65.jpg" alt="Photo - Oklahoma City's Serge Ibaka (9) knocks th ball away from San Antonio's LaMarcus Aldridge (12) in the final moments of Game 2 of the second-round series between the Oklahoma City Thunder and the San Antonio Spurs in the NBA playoffs at the AT&amp;T Center in San Antonio, Monday, May 2, 2016. Oklahoma City won 98-97. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman" title="Oklahoma City's Serge Ibaka (9) knocks th ball away from San Antonio's LaMarcus Aldridge (12) in the final moments of Game 2 of the second-round series between the Oklahoma City Thunder and the San Antonio Spurs in the NBA playoffs at the AT&amp;T Center in San Antonio, Monday, May 2, 2016. Oklahoma City won 98-97. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman"><figcaption>Oklahoma City's Serge Ibaka (9) knocks th ball away from San Antonio's LaMarcus Aldridge (12) in the final moments of Game 2 of the second-round series between the Oklahoma City Thunder and the San Antonio Spurs in the NBA playoffs at the AT&amp;T Center in San Antonio, Monday, May 2, 2016. Oklahoma City won 98-97. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-71c82948cc3a4e4930c3f3a51c62d5bd.jpg" alt="Photo - San Antonio's Manu Ginobili (20) passes the ball from between Oklahoma City's Russell Westbrook (0) and Steven Adams (12) in the final moments of Game 2 of the second-round series between the Oklahoma City Thunder and the San Antonio Spurs in the NBA playoffs at the AT&amp;T Center in San Antonio, Monday, May 2, 2016. Oklahoma City won 98-97. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman" title="San Antonio's Manu Ginobili (20) passes the ball from between Oklahoma City's Russell Westbrook (0) and Steven Adams (12) in the final moments of Game 2 of the second-round series between the Oklahoma City Thunder and the San Antonio Spurs in the NBA playoffs at the AT&amp;T Center in San Antonio, Monday, May 2, 2016. Oklahoma City won 98-97. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman"><figcaption>San Antonio's Manu Ginobili (20) passes the ball from between Oklahoma City's Russell Westbrook (0) and Steven Adams (12) in the final moments of Game 2 of the second-round series between the Oklahoma City Thunder and the San Antonio Spurs in the NBA playoffs at the AT&amp;T Center in San Antonio, Monday, May 2, 2016. Oklahoma City won 98-97. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-ebe18b04fd23c9ca4d5b32a4b52de220.jpg" alt="Photo - San Antonio's Danny Green (14) passes the ball as Oklahoma City's Steven Adams (12) defends in the final seconds of Game 2 of the second-round series between the Oklahoma City Thunder and the San Antonio Spurs in the NBA playoffs at the AT&amp;T Center in San Antonio, Monday, May 2, 2016. Oklahoma City won 98-97. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman" title="San Antonio's Danny Green (14) passes the ball as Oklahoma City's Steven Adams (12) defends in the final seconds of Game 2 of the second-round series between the Oklahoma City Thunder and the San Antonio Spurs in the NBA playoffs at the AT&amp;T Center in San Antonio, Monday, May 2, 2016. Oklahoma City won 98-97. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman"><figcaption>San Antonio's Danny Green (14) passes the ball as Oklahoma City's Steven Adams (12) defends in the final seconds of Game 2 of the second-round series between the Oklahoma City Thunder and the San Antonio Spurs in the NBA playoffs at the AT&amp;T Center in San Antonio, Monday, May 2, 2016. Oklahoma City won 98-97. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-6b3e5ef1190a7356538e3119798f0ec6.jpg" alt="Photo - Oklahoma City's Kevin Durant (35) and San Antonio's Danny Green (14) leap for the ball during the final seconds in Game 2 of the second-round series between the Oklahoma City Thunder and the San Antonio Spurs in the NBA playoffs at the AT&amp;T Center in San Antonio, Monday, May 2, 2016. Oklahoma City won 98-97. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman" title="Oklahoma City's Kevin Durant (35) and San Antonio's Danny Green (14) leap for the ball during the final seconds in Game 2 of the second-round series between the Oklahoma City Thunder and the San Antonio Spurs in the NBA playoffs at the AT&amp;T Center in San Antonio, Monday, May 2, 2016. Oklahoma City won 98-97. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman"><figcaption>Oklahoma City's Kevin Durant (35) and San Antonio's Danny Green (14) leap for the ball during the final seconds in Game 2 of the second-round series between the Oklahoma City Thunder and the San Antonio Spurs in the NBA playoffs at the AT&amp;T Center in San Antonio, Monday, May 2, 2016. Oklahoma City won 98-97. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-de05f39209cf506dbcbbf2bb40c41b4e.jpg" alt="Photo - Oklahoma City's Steven Adams (12) falls into the crowd as San Antonio's Patty Mills (8) watches his shot in the last seconds of Game 2 of the second-round series between the Oklahoma City Thunder and the San Antonio Spurs in the NBA playoffs at the AT&amp;T Center in San Antonio, Monday, May 2, 2016. Oklahoma City won 98-97. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman" title="Oklahoma City's Steven Adams (12) falls into the crowd as San Antonio's Patty Mills (8) watches his shot in the last seconds of Game 2 of the second-round series between the Oklahoma City Thunder and the San Antonio Spurs in the NBA playoffs at the AT&amp;T Center in San Antonio, Monday, May 2, 2016. Oklahoma City won 98-97. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman"><figcaption>Oklahoma City's Steven Adams (12) falls into the crowd as San Antonio's Patty Mills (8) watches his shot in the last seconds of Game 2 of the second-round series between the Oklahoma City Thunder and the San Antonio Spurs in the NBA playoffs at the AT&amp;T Center in San Antonio, Monday, May 2, 2016. Oklahoma City won 98-97. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-54164221709c411886a220d7d8b79a4f.jpg" alt="Photo - San Antonio's Danny Green (14) gathers the ball as Oklahoma City's Kevin Durant (35) falls down in the final seconds of Game 2 of the second-round series between the Oklahoma City Thunder and the San Antonio Spurs in the NBA playoffs at the AT&amp;T Center in San Antonio, Monday, May 2, 2016. Oklahoma City won 98-97. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman" title="San Antonio's Danny Green (14) gathers the ball as Oklahoma City's Kevin Durant (35) falls down in the final seconds of Game 2 of the second-round series between the Oklahoma City Thunder and the San Antonio Spurs in the NBA playoffs at the AT&amp;T Center in San Antonio, Monday, May 2, 2016. Oklahoma City won 98-97. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman"><figcaption>San Antonio's Danny Green (14) gathers the ball as Oklahoma City's Kevin Durant (35) falls down in the final seconds of Game 2 of the second-round series between the Oklahoma City Thunder and the San Antonio Spurs in the NBA playoffs at the AT&amp;T Center in San Antonio, Monday, May 2, 2016. Oklahoma City won 98-97. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman</figcaption></figure>
Anthony Slater

Anthony Slater started on the Thunder beat in the summer of 2013, joining after two years as NewsOK.com's lead sports blogger and web editor. A native Californian, Slater attended Sonoma State for two years before transferring to Oklahoma State in... Read more ›

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