So far in this postseason the Thunder is 3-1 on the road, which in addition to its 21-12 mark during the regular season away from home, gives the Thunder a 65 percent winning percentage outside of Oklahoma City this season. It’s a challenge for a young team to play with poise on the road, but that’s what the Thunder has been able to do and hopes to continue to do in its series against the San Antonio Spurs. The one-seeded Spurs were tied for the NBA’s best home record in the regular season and are a perfect 4-0 at home in the Playoffs, but the Thunder is excited for the challenge.

Boxing out, rebounding and running with a purpose and proper spacing helped lead the Thunder to 30 fast break points in its Game 5 win against the Los Angeles Lakers, and Head Coach Scott Brooks’ team hopes to do more of the same in Game 1 against the San Antonio Spurs. The Thunder has the ability to play multiple different styles offensively, but scoring transition buckets can really give the offense a boost.

Thunder Head Coach Scott Brooks, guard James Harden and forward Nick Collison each addressed the media on Friday.

All three men discussed needing to play full team defense as the Thunder continues to work on its defensive rotations. Whether it's stopping penetration, closing out on shooters or rotating over in help-side defense, the entirety of the Thunder’s defense will be tested.

“You have to always have second or third efforts. That’s what this series, I think, will be about,” Collison said.

OKLAHOMA CITY, May 24, 2012 – Thunder forward Kevin Durant was named to the All-NBA First Team and guard Russell Westbrook was named to the All-NBA Second Team for the 2011-12 season, it was announced earlier today by the NBA.

Durant was named to the All-NBA First Team for a third consecutive season after becoming just the seventh player in NBA history to capture three consecutive scoring crowns. During the 2011-12 season, Durant led the Thunder with 18 doubles-doubles and on Feb. 19 vs. Denver, he recorded a career-best 51 points.

OKLAHOMA CITY, Thursday, May 24 - The Oklahoma City Thunder announced today the winners of the third annual Thunder Reading Challenge. The Thunder Reading Challenge, which began in November, is a competition that rewards elementary school students who read for the highest total of minutes.  The top overall student, Kimberly Alvarez from Hawthorne Elementary, will be recognized Thursday, May 24 (today) with a surprise visit from Rumble the Bison.

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