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As ESPN's stat team reports, Game 3 winners in the NBA Playoffs go on to win their series 75% of the time. With that said, things are looking pretty good for the Indiana Pacers and Oklahoma City Thunder right about now.

From Los Angeles, the Clippers and Thunder battled it out through the first three periods with neither team giving an inch. In the fourth, Kevin Durant (pictured) stepped up with a crucial three-point play, helping to push OKC to a 118-112 win. Durant finished with 36 points, while Russell Westbrook 23 and Serge Ibaka chipped in another 20 in the Game 3 W. Blake Griffin, CP3, and 6th Man of the Year winner Jamal Crawford were up to their usual tricks, but after the loss they have their backs against the wall for Game 4 on Sunday afternoon.

From the Verizon Center, Washington and Indiana engaged in a low-scoring affair, with the Wizards putting up just 12 points in the third and falling 63-85. Indiana benefitted from strong play on both ends of the court from Paul George, who put up 23 points and grabbed 3 steals to lead the Pacers to a 2-1 series advantage. Next up, the Wizards play host again for Game 4 on Sunday at 8PM Eastern.

Catch the kicks plus last night's top MLB performer after the break.

Riley Jones is a freelance writer from Charlottesville, VA and a contributor to Sneaker Report. With an unshakable affinity for basketball and all things pop culture, he can be found on Twitter @rchrstphr.

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Kevin Durant
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Durant Balls Out in the KD VI

Shoe: Nike KD VI
Player: Kevin Durant
Game: OKC vs. LAC
Key Stat: 36 points, 8 rebounds,  6 assists

$130

Kevin Durant
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Kevin Durant
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Jedd Gyorko
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Jedd Gyorko Blasts Grand Slam in the NB 3000

Shoe: New Balance 3000
Player: Jedd Gyorko
Game: San Diego vs. Miami
Key Stat: 3-4, 2 HR, 6 RBI

$90

Jedd Gyorko
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Jedd Gyorko
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Chris Paul
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Chris Paul Breaks Out "Camo" CP3.VII in Loss to Thunder

Shoe: Jordan CP3.VII
Player: Chris Paul
Game: LAC vs. OKC
Key Stat: 21 points, 16 assists

$125

Chris Paul
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Caron Butler
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Caron Butler Does Work in the Nike Air Max Hyperaggressor

Shoe: Nike Air Max Hyperaggressor
Player: Caron Butler
Game: OKC vs. LAC
Key Stat: 14 points

$80

Caron Butler
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Serge Ibaka
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Serge Ibaka Handles Blake in the adidas adipure Crazyghost

Shoe: adidas adipure Crazyghost
Player: Serge Ibaka
Game: OKC vs. LAC
Key Stat: 20 points, 6 rebounds

$70

Serge Ibaka
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Russell Westbrook
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Russell Westbrook Goes From the XX9 to the XX8 for Game 3 Win

Shoe: Air Jordan XX8 SE
Player: Russell Westbrook
Game: OKC vs. LAC
Key Stat: 23 points, 13 assists, 8 rebounds

$150

Russell Westbrook
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Russell Westbrook
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Roy Hibbert
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Roy Hibbert Handles Business in the Hyperdunk 2013

Shoe: Nike Hyperdunk 2013
Player: Roy Hibbert
Game: Indiana vs. Washington
Key Stat: 14 points, 5 rebounds, 3 blocks

$90

Roy Hibbert
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Paul George
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Paul George Does His Thing to Rally Pacers in the Zoom Crusader

Shoe: Nike Zoom Crusader
Player: Paul George
Game: Indiana vs. Washington
Key Stat: 23 points, 8 rebounds, 3 steals

$110

Paul George
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Paul George
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Riley Jones is a freelance writer from Charlottesville, VA and a contributor to Sneaker Report. With an unshakable affinity for basketball and all things pop culture, he can be found on Twitter @rchrstphr.

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