Kevin Durant

After a tense first round that went to the Thunder and a convincing win by the Warriors in the second, the third round of this likely to be seven round match went to OKC in dominating fashion with a 133-105 win. Kevin Durant would lead the way with 33 points and a brand new pair of kicks for all of us to watch over in the form of the Nike KD 9. Wait, what?

That’s right, KD just couldn’t wait for the summertime to debut his new signature shoes and he picked the right time to have his first really good game of the series so far. Wearing the Cool Grey Preheat colorway, which will drop on June 20th for $150 (that’s right, Nike with the rare price drop there), the Flyknit-based kicks got the proper spotlight and a whole lot of people talking. Mission accomplished, Nike, well done…

Photos courtesy of Layne Murdoch, Ronald Martinez and J Pat Carter of Getty Images/NBA, Sarah Phipps of The Oklahoman and Nike.

Kevin Durant – Nike KD 9 Cool Grey Preheat

Golden State Warriors v Oklahoma City Thunder - Game Three THUNDER WARRIORS 2016 - WCF - Game 3 - Kevin Durant - Nike KD 9 3

Dion Waiters – Nike Kyrie 1

2016 - WCF - Game 3 - Dion Waiters - Nike Kyrie 1

Russell Westbrook – Air Jordan XXX PE

2016 - WCF - Game 3 - Russell Westbrook - Air Jordan XXX

Draymond Green – Nike HyperRev 2016

2016 - WCF - Game 3 - Draymond Green - Nike HyperRev 2016

Stephen Curry – Under Armour Curry 2.5

2016 - WCF - Game 3 - Stephen Curry - Under Armour Curry 2

Klay Thompson – ANTA KT 1 Playoff

2016 - WCF - Game 3 - Klay Thompson - ANTA KT 1 Playoff

Ian Clark – Nike Air Zoom Huarache 2K4

2016 - WCF - Game 3 - Ian Clark - Nike Air Zoom Huarache 2K4

Andre Roberson – Nike Air Zoom Huarache 2K4

2016 - WCF - Game 3 - Andre Roberson - Nike Air Zoom Huarache 2K4

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So there were a pair of plays during the first half of Game 2 between the Golden State Warriors and the Oklahoma City Thunder featuring two Warriors players in mid-flight that left the people at Oracle Arena breathless. The one pictured up top featured Andre Iguodala doing what can be best described as pressing the “X” button twice while attempting a layup in NBA 2K to avoid getting blocked. What do I mean by that? Watch it below…

The Warriors were in the midst of a run at that point so it got the people even more fired up, but earlier in the game, they experienced a different emotion – total unadulterated fear – when their MVP Stephen Curry dove into the stands chasing a loose ball. Great job trying to catch him, Silicon Valley billionaires with the nice seats.

2016 - WCF - Game 2 - Stephen Curry - Under Armour Curry 2 2

It left Curry with a knot the size of a baseball on his elbow, but apparently he’s ok because he would score in bunches afterwards and lead his team to a convincing bounce-back victory. With many pundits already penciling the Thunder for the Finals after their Game 1 win, hopefully this means we get the full 7-game experience with these two titans.

Photos courtesy of Thearon W. Henderson, Christian Petersen of Getty Images/NBA, Jeff Chiu of The Associated Press.

Kevin Durant – Nike KD 8

2016 - WCF - Game 2 - Kevin Durant - Nike KD 8

Russell Westbrook – Air Jordan XXX

2016 - WCF - Game 2 - Russell Westbrook - Air Jordan XXX

Stephen Curry – Under Armour Curry 2.5

2016 - WCF - Game 2 - Stephen Curry - Under Armour Curry 2 1

Klay Thompson – ANTA KT 1 Playoff

2016 - WCF - Game 2 - Klay Thompson - ANTA KT 1

Dion Waiters – Nike Kyrie 1

2016 - WCF - Game 2 - Dion Waiters - Nike Kyrie 1

Andre Iguodala – Nike HyperLive

2016 - WCF - Game 2 - Andre Iguodala - Nike HyperLive 2

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