SAN ANTONIO -- The Thunder had the intense, boisterous home crowd at Chesapeake Energy Arena behind them in Games 3 and 4 of the Western Conference Finals, but tonight in Game 5, it won’t have that luxury.
SAN ANTONIO -- It’s Game 5 of the Western Conference Finals, and the Thunder is tied 2-2 in the best-of-seven series against the San Antonio Spurs with the pivotal swing game tonight.
The Thunder took care of business at Chesapeake Energy Arena, and as the team was stepping onto the plane to head to San Antonio for Game 5, Head Coach Scott Brooks seemed excited to continue the challenging Western Conference Finals series against the Spurs.
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.