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“In order to really have it, you have to be able to understand that some nights it’s not going to go for you … but you have to be able to do it again the next time. So, you have to have that short-term memory.”

Durant has had one of those moments, too, in these playoffs. He was determined to shoot a 3-pointer that could have won Game 4 against Houston, but couldn’t get open and instead gave the ball up. Jackson missed a runner and Serge Ibaka couldn’t convert the putback as the Thunder lost by two.

“The smaller fraternity of guys that are elite, special, greatest ever is in those situations, they can get the shot that they want. No matter what the defense does, they are going to get to the spot on the floor they want to get to,” Fisher said.

“I’ve seen Shaq do it, I’ve seen Kobe (Bryant) do it, I’ve seen great guys do that. I think for Kevin, he’s done it already but I think that’s an area where, as he continues to learn how to get the shot he wants every time, he’s going to be even more difficult to guard for opponents.”