Whether it was getting up and down the court and scrimmaging or taking turns in two-man, pick-and-roll games against coaching assistants, the Thunder honed in on ways to get better throughout Saturday’s practice.
Practice has never been taken for granted in the Thunder organization, so after two recovery days after its Game 6, series-clinching win over the San Antonio Spurs, the Thunder got back to work. The practice floor is where the Thunder put in the time and effort to rise together from a 23-win team in its first season in Oklahoma City to the position it is in now. As a result, Head Coach Scott Brooks wasn’t surprised by his team’s energy, effort and focus today.
OKLAHOMA CITY, Thursday, June 7 - The Oklahoma City Thunder announced that a limited number of single-game tickets for the first two home games of the 2012 NBA Finals will go on sale Saturday, June 9, at 10 a.m. online at THUNDER.NBA.COM.
The best-of-seven NBA Finals series will start Tuesday, June 12 in Oklahoma City. The opponent will be the winner of the Boston/Miami Eastern Conference Finals series.
With the roars from the crowd in Chesapeake Energy Arena still ringing in his ears from Wednesday night, Head Coach Scott Brooks is beginning the process of preparing his squad for its toughest task yet- the NBA Finals.
Two days removed from winning Game 6 of the Western Conference Finals, the Thunder had a recovery day on Friday to get some weight lifting, drills and treatment in to get everyone’s bodies right. The Thunder is gearing up for its first NBA Finals appearance since moving to Oklahoma City four years ago, a new experience that Head Coach Scott Brooks will help guide his young team through.
“You have to go through it, it’s another level in intensity,” Brooks said. “Both teams are going to fight extremely hard to get the championship.”