Steven Adams turned in the best performance of his career to lead the Oklahoma Thunder to a 108-102 win over the Golden State Warriors in Game 1 of the Western Conference NBA finals tonight.
Adams was the most influential man on the court, grabbing 16 points and 12 rebounds while leading both teams with a plus-minus of +19.
The internet paid respect to the seven-foot sensation in its own, unique way. Here is some of the best reaction:
Steven Adams was a +19 in his 37 minutes. Becoming a monster. Playoffs are built for his rugged style of play.— Anthony Slater (@anthonyVslater) May 17, 2016
Steven Adams had 6 double-doubles during the regular season.
He's had 6 already this postseason.— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) May 17, 2016
steven adams vs. andrew bogut in the post is like that one video that made its way around the internet of the lion fighting the crocodile— Shea Serrano (@SheaSerrano) May 17, 2016
Steven Adams chooses the wrong words to describe the Warriors' guards. "They're quick little monkeys," he says. pic.twitter.com/ss5DbHilqD— Kenny Ducey (@KennyDucey) May 17, 2016
Steven Adams looks like a man who's dealt with some allergies pic.twitter.com/HjzVDSJHZx— Dime Magazine (@DimeMag) May 17, 2016