SAN ANTONIO -- The Thunder has continued to develop and build its identity as a team since it arrived in Oklahoma City nearly four years ago. As the Thunder prepared for Game 1 of its Western Conference Finals clash against the San Antonio Spurs, forward Kevin Durant said after shootaround that he and his teammates will just try to stay true to their principles and values on the court.

“We just have to come out and be us and we’ll be fine,” Durant said.

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.

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