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PBT Extra: Talking Magic, Celtics, Durant in clutch, and Lakers

Los Angeles Lakers v Oklahoma City Thunder - Game Five

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK - MAY 21: Kevin Durant #35 of the Oklahoma City Thunder reacts after a three-point shot against the Los Angeles Lakers during Game Five of the Western Conference Semifinals of the 2012 NBA Playoffs at Chesapeake Energy Arena on May 21, 2012 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

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We were all over the map today on PBT Extra — from Stan Van Gundy’s firing and what it means to the Magic, to the Lakers next steps.

As for Durant being clutch, he is good late in games. He’s also great in first, second and third quarters. The best players at the end of games are the best players early in games, and if they get double and triple teamed at the end of games then the guy open next to them can knock down the open jumper. Ask Steve Kerr and John Paxson and Derek Fisher and Robert Horry and... you get the idea. Lately we are far to focused on who is a “closer” and not on who can just play the game.