No, the headline isn’t a joke. In the opening quarter of Clippers-Thunder Game 5, guard Thabo Sefolosha finally makes his presence felt as he attacks the basket and throws down a dunk over vicious shot-blocker Deandre Jordan.
Thabo has struggled this series, at least outside of Game 2, so seeing him attack the basket is a good sign. Unfortunately DeAndre Jordan became victim to Thabo’s aggressiveness.
In a stat that isn’t much of a shocker, this was Sefolosha’s third dunk of the postseason and 19th overall on the season. Playing alongside Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook, you’d think that opens up the lane for the shooting guard, but in Scott Brooks’ offense, that relegates him to a spot-up shooter role.
Thabo would finish the first quarter with 4 points on 2-of-2 shooting, but his Thunder trail the Clippers 31-18 as Blake Griffin (11 points) and J.J. Redick (11 points) dominated the first quarter. The Thunder committed five turnover in the opening quarter which had a hand in the 10 fast break points by the Clippers.