Shoot-Around Report: Thunder Focused on Game 6

MEMPHIS -- While the media and various NBA personalities talk about the Thunder having two games to win one, Thunder Head Coach Scott Brooks and his players refuse to look at it that way.

The Thunder, up 3-2 in its best-of-seven playoff series vs. the Memphis Grizzlies, is one victory away from moving on to the Western Conference Finals. The Thunder gets its first chance to close this second-round series tonight in Game 6. Tipoff is 8 p.m. Central in the FedEx Forum and the game will air live on ESPN and the Thunder Radio Network.

"We feel very good. We know we're going to face a very good team on their home court and there's going to be a lot of energy in the building," Brooks said following the Thunder's shoot-around practice. "This is a great opportunity for us. We will have to do a lot of things right to win this game.

"Close-out games are very tough because nobody wants to go home. We understand that. We know Memphis is going to bring everything they've got. ... We just have to stay focused and stay together."

The Thunder does not talk about -- or think about -- a possible Game 7 being played on Sunday in Oklahoma City. Its focus is the same as it has been all along: the biggest, most important game is tonight.

"We don't look it that way," Brooks said when asked if there is any comfort in knowing the Thunder has two chances to win one game. "That's not how we play as a group or how I coach. We always focus on one game. This is the biggest game of the year. If they happen to beat us, we'll focus on Game 7. There is no premium on any other game except for the game at hand."

Said guard Daequan Cook: "We're not thinking about a Game 7. We're focused on trying to get this thing done tonight."

The Thunder brings momentum and great energy into the game. The Thunder won a triple-overtime thriller the last time it was in the FedEx Forum to regain home-court advantage and followed that with a 27-point victory Wednesday in the Oklahoma City Arena.

"We're playing good basketball right now," Brooks said. "Nothing against Memphis; that game last Saturday (Game 4) could have gone either way. But the other night (Game 5), we just played at a level that was the best we've played in the playoffs."