Welcome to the Daily NBA Fix for Sunday, April 27, the morning after Reggie Jackson awoke from his series-long slumber for the Oklahoma City Thunder.
Jackson had struggled mightily for the Thunder as Oklahoma City was falling behind the Memphis Grizzlies 2-1 in their Western Conference first-round series, averaging just five points a game on 3-of-19 shooting (15.8 percent), while going 0-for-6 from behind the arc.
But as the teams went to overtime for the third straight game, Jackson was a revelation for the Thunder, hitting 11-of-16 from the field and scoring 32 points as the Thunder evened the series with a 92-89 overtime victory.
The Thunder needed every bit of Jackson’s performance, as stars Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook scored 30 points … combined. Durant and Westbrook teamed up to go just 11-for-45 from the floor and 2-for-13 from deep, while also committing 12 turnovers.
It’s a good sign for Oklahoma City if they can gut out a win when their two superstars play so very poorly.
The Daily NBA Fix will do what it did all season long, deliver highlights, game capsules, the top and bottom five players and, yes, we’ll still be handing out the Goose Egg, Clean and Sober and Ironman awards. We’ll also have informational tidbits and a look at the daily lines for those who want to drop a buck or two on a wager.
Check out the highlights below from the night that was, then get into the game capsules (home teams in CAPS).