The Oklahoma City Thunder pulled off a big upset of the San Antonio Spurs Thursday night thanks in large part to Enes Kanter.
The former Cat finished with eight points on 3-of-7 shooting with 13 rebounds (5 offensive boards) and three blocks. It's a decent stat line, but it only begins to show the impact Kanter had as much of his production came in the fourth quarter.
Why playing Kanter and Adams helps OKC https://t.co/z8pOjwSBpY— BBALLBREAKDOWN (@bballbreakdown) May 11, 2016
Key bucket and block from Enes Kanter helped #Thunder edge #Spurs https://t.co/dtC6xV4Tfw— Jason Marcum (@marcum89) May 11, 2016
In the fourth quarter alone, Kanter had four boards, two blocks and four points, all of which were scored in the final 2:19. He wasn't a superstar to the effect of Russell Westbrook or Kevin Durant, but Kanter's impact in the final period was that of a star player.
With the win, the Thunder now hold a 3-2 lead in their Eastern Conference Semifinal clash with the Spurs.