At this point, in another city on another team embarking on a completely different kind of playoff run, the play probably seems as if it happened a lifetime ago.

But Jeff Green is barely a year removed from the biggest postseason game of his life — Game 6 of Oklahoma City's first-round series against the Lakers — and one play still sticks out.

"That last game, we played our hearts out,'' Green said. "It was just one specific play — not getting a rebound — and that sticks out big in the series and how they won.''

For two weeks, Oklahoma City Arena turned into Cameron Indoor Stadium. All the blue T-shirts and all the white Thunderstix made the crowd look strobe-lit.

The Thunder had become the darlings of the playoffs by scaring the life out of the top-seeded Lakers.

The Thunder were down, three games to two, playing on their home floor, and the intensity had increased to the point where Kobe Bryant started showing his teeth after every shot.

In this case, it was a step-back jumper (degree of difficulty: 9) that he drilled with Nick Collison sliding across the floor trying to chase him and Kevin Durant stretched out trying to get so much as a fingertip on the ball.