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Kevin Durant's secret weapon: Mom

Originally Published: May 25, 2011
By Andrew Gilman

OKLAHOMA CITY -- The situation was tense and couldn't have been bigger.

Kevin Durant, the focus of more than 18,000 fans in Oklahoma City Arena and millions more on national TV, was concentrating during the critical fourth quarter of Game 7 of the second round of the NBA playoffs.

His team wins, and it advances in the playoffs. Lose, and the season is over.

"The biggest game of my life," Durant said. "I was focused. I promise, I was locked in."

Then ...

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