In Games 3 and 4 of the Western Conference Finals, the Thunder has concentrated on making the correct play on every possession, and as a result the team has racked up assist numbers and has been tied on a string defensively. That ability to make the right play each time down court is based on mutual trust between the coaching staff and the team and the players amongst one another. Head Coach Scott Brooks spoke about the importance of that aspect of his team before the team got on the plane to head back to San Antonio for Game 5.

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