To those that don't understand how the Oklahoma City Thunder operates best, the second and third quarters of Game 1 on Tuesday night were head-scratchers.

Kevin Durant, the league's reigning three-time scoring champion, had squeezed off only four shot attempts.

He scored just eight points in his 22 minutes of court time over that span.

While many wondered how could that be — and why Durant wasn't the center of OKC's offense on every trip — what was going unnoticed was how the Thunder was methodically clawing its way back from a 13-point hole and setting up Durant for another one of his fabulous fourth quarters.

"I'm a guy that lets the game come to me but is also aggressive at the same time," Durant said. "I know when to take shots, when to make the right play. People can say this and that. I learned to just tune it out and just play my game."