Who is the Thunder’s MVP for the first round? Kevin Durant? Russell Westbrook? It might just be rookie center/hockey goon Steven Adams, who goaded Zach Randolph into this altercation. It wasn’t much of a punch, but it was enough to get Z-Bo suspended for Game Seven tomorrow. OKC fans are elated, Memphis fans are bummed, Ed Davis is trying not to hyperventilate, and NHL fans are laughing at what passes for a playoff fight in this sport.
As Steven Adams was selected with Toronto’s first round pick, delivered by way of Houston, this suspension also represents the first tangible return from the James Harden trade. Take a bow, Sam Presti!