Dirk dropped 48 points on 12-of-15 shooting and broke an NBA playoff record for made free throws in a game without a miss by going 22-of-22 from the line.
Kevin Durant tried his best to retaliate, scoring 40 points, but his teammates weren’t up to the task. The Thunder’s performance wasn’t as respectable as the single-digit final deficit suggests; they were outplayed in every aspect of the game.
Any time your opponent shoots 53% from the field and outscores your bench 53-22, you’re in major trouble.
So what does OKC have to do to bounce back and even the series 1-1?
Here are three key adjustments the Thunder can make to win Game 2: