Just when it looked like they were down and out, the Oklahoma City Thunder have bounced back to even the Western Conference Finals. Russell Westbrook and Kevin Durant combined for 71 points in OKC’s 105-92 Game 4 win, and now the Thunder and poised to tack back the west. With Serge Ibaka back in action, Oklahoma City has been nearly unstoppable, and they controlled the pace of Tuesday’s game with a strong showing on both ends of the floor. And if you’re looking for the key to last night’s win, it was all about hustle and extra effort: the Thunder had 21 fast-break points on the night, while San Antonio failed to convert on a single breakaway. A pivotal Game 5 is set for Thursday night back in San Antonio.
From Paris, the first round of the Roland Garros continued with No. 7 seed Andy Murray avoiding elimination. For the full scoop best kicks on the hardwood and clay, plus last night’s top performers on the MLB diamond, hit the jump.
Riley Jones is a freelance writer from Charlottesville, VA and a contributor to Sneaker Report. With an unshakable affinity for basketball and all things pop culture, he can be found on Twitter @rchrstphr.