The last time he snuck 16 shots into one game? Thabo Sefolosha had to stop and think about.”Summer time with the [Swiss] national team,” he finally decided. “It’s been a long time.” The last time he had such a big game?
No one had to pause. Never. Not in six seasons in the NBA. And certainly not considering that the Thunder were facing a possible 0-3 deficit in the best-of-seven Western Conference finals, with the most-anticipated season in team history on the line.
Sefolosha, after averaging 4.5 points in the first two games of this series in San Antonio, after 4.0 the entire playoffs, after 4.8 in the regular season as the starting shooting guard, had 19 on Thursday, more than any player on either team except Kevin Durant’s 22. Sefolosha made four 3-pointers in 10 tries, the most all season in both categories. He hadn’t even taken as many as 10 shots in a game — from anywhere — all season.