Oklahoma City Thunder's Ability To Overcome Adversity Can Lead Them Over Los Angeles Clippers

By Kareem Gantt
Kevin Durant, Oklahoma City Thunder
Alonzo Adams-USA Today Sports

I will start of by saying this: The Los Angeles Clippers are a team that continues to impress me with their professionalism and poise during an ugly stretch that had their future in doubt. However, more impressive is the Oklahoma City Thunder and their poise when all hope seemed lost.

The Thunder have been doing this all season long. Nobody gave the Thunder much of a chance when Russell Westbrook went down for half of the season. All the Thunder did was jump on Kevin Durant‘s back and rode his coattails to the second seed in the Western Conference.

We saw the Thunder’s resolve in their first-round series against the Memphis Grizzlies, when the team looked down and out going into Game 6 in Memphis down 3-1. What did the Thunder do? They put on their big boy pants, rode the hot hand of Durant and Westbrook, ran away with the game and closed out the series at home.

On Tuesday night, we saw the Thunder’s resolve yet again. This team could have folded up the tent after wasting a commanding lead to lose Game 4 in stunning fashion on Mother’s Day. So what did the Thunder do? They rallied together and made the big plays when all hope seemed lost.

Now the Thunder have a chance to close out the drama-filled Clippers back in Hollywood on Thursday night. We all know that the Thunder can overcome adversity. Now they hope that miracles are not needed.

Kareem Gantt is an NBA writer for RantSports.com. For more from this author, you can ‘follow’ him on Twitter, ‘like’ him on Facebook and ‘add’ him on Google

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