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Kevin Durant realized Rick Carlisle was open

Kevin Durant, Richard Jefferson

Oklahoma City Thunder’s Kevin Durant, left, looks around San Antonio Spurs’ Richard Jefferson during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Saturday, Jan. 1, 2011, in San Antonio. San Antonio won 101-74. (AP Photo/Darren Abate)


In case you haven’t seen it, here’s the video of the odd ending of the Thunder win over the Mavericks last night.

The Thunder were up 7 with 10 seconds left, Dallas was done fouling and usually somebody just dribbles out the clock. But then Kevin Durant realized that Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle was open — so he hands him the ball.

Which was technically a turnover, and Dallas got the ball. Not Carlisle, but his players. Just watch and see.