The game was slipping away from the Thunder. Momentum had swung, down 7 points with the final minutes evaporating fast. A couple plays later and OKC was on the cusp of winning. That’s when Kevin Durant stepped in to push them over the cusp, dropping in a foul line jumper over Shawn Marion and Ian Mahinmi with 1.5 seconds left for the eventual 99-98 Game 1 victory. It was also another win for Nike as KD’s heroics knighted another Zoom KD IV colorway.
In other NBA Playoff kicks action, Derrick Rose managed 23 points, 9 boards, 9 assists, 1 steal and 1 block of Rose-level ball in the adidas adiZero Rose 2.5 “Playoff” before his season-ending torn left ACL rained on the Bulls’ 103-91 win over Philly. LeBron donned his Nike LeBron 9 Elite “Home” for 32 and D-Wade went for 19 in the Jordan Fly Wade 2 EV in the Heat’s 100-67 blowout over NYK, demoralizing the Knicks beyond Iman Shumpert’s torn ACL and lateral meniscus, and completely overshadowing Mike Bibby’s Air Jordan 2012 and Jared Jeffries’s Air Jordan 4 “Cavs”. Kicks business as usual in Indy’s loss to Orlando, with Danny Granger and Paul George in the Nike Zoom Hyperenforcer and Nike Kobe VII.
NBA Playoff Kicks with all the shoe highlights from Saturday’s opening slate of games…
Kevin Durant, Nike Zoom KD IV