SAN ANTONIO -- The Thunder fell just short against the San Antonio Spurs on Sunday night, but took to the practice floor with some ideas of what it did well and what it wants to do better on Tuesday night in Game 2.

Guard Derek Fisher liked the way the Thunder defended the Spurs through three quarters, building a nine-point lead heading into the final 12 minutes. Unfortunately it couldn’t sustain that pressure and fell, 101-98.

SAN ANTONIO – It is only one game.

Yes, the San Antonio Spurs struck first, defeating the Thunder 101-98 in Game 1 of the Western Conference Finals on Sunday night. And yes it hurt; the look on the faces of Head Coach Scott Brooks and his players revealed that story.

But the Thunder is quick to point out that a series winner is the first team to win four games. The Thunder has consistently relayed that message since the NBA Playoffs began in late April. It refuses to get too high after a victory, it surely isn’t going to get too low after a defeat.