For the Thunder the emphasis is always on itself and how it can execute its game plan to the best of its ability.

That mentality is as true as ever tonight as Head Coach Scott Brooks’ team goes up against the Phoenix Suns in a New Year’s Eve clash in Chesapeake Energy Arena against the Phoenix Suns. Each night the Thunder wants to turn defense into offense, staying in between their assignment and the basket, then boxing out and grabbing a rebound to start a transition opportunity. From the outset the Thunder must be in attack mode on both the offensive and defensive end.