Through doing the little things right, concentrating on what it can control and playing for one another, the Thunder has put itself in a good position, with a fantastic opportunity in front of it.
Going up against San Antonio in Game 6 of the Western Conference Finals is a major test, but leaders like Kevin Durant realize that not only will the Spurs bring their best effort tonight, but that the Thunder has the chance to match it.
“We know this is going to be a tough, tough game, but we’re looking forward to the challenge,” Durant said.
There were three different stretches during Monday night’s Game 5 where the Thunder could have broken down, according to Head Coach Scott Brooks. They stuck together, however, and eventually won 108-103 thanks to the team persevering as what James Harden called, “a family”.