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Video: Kevin Durant’s monster, win-sparking slam

Oklahoma City Thunder v Dallas Mavericks - Game Two

DALLAS, TX - MAY 19: Kevin Durant #35 of the Oklahoma City Thunder dunks the ball over Brendan Haywood #33 of the Dallas Mavericks as Haywood is called for a foul in the first quarter in Game Two of the Western Conference Finals during the 2011 NBA Playoffs at American Airlines Center on May 19, 2011 in Dallas, Texas. 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 Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

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The best line I read about this dunk (and I couldn’t find the tweet later to credit the person) was that Kevin Durant used Brendan Haywood as his own personal Kia.

The Thunder were struggling and this dunk sparked them and was the first step to them evening this series. One dunk does not a win make, but this was a turning point fo Oklahoma City.

Be sure to notice just how bad a job Peja Stojakovic does on defense to start this play. And then marvel at the best dunk of the playoffs.