Laser-sharp focus has been a consistent quality of this Thunder team from the beginning of the Playoffs, and on Thursday morning at shootaround, that attitude was again pervasive. Whether it was Derek Fisher shooting corner three-pointers an hour after shootaround ended or the focus with which Kevin Durant discussed the team’s mindset, it was clear the Thunder are locked in for Game 2 of its NBA Finals series against the Miami Heat.
All season long, and truly since the organization arrived in Oklahoma City four years ago, the Thunder has defined its own value through the work that it puts in on the practice court.
A staple of the Thunder’s community service schedule during each of the four seasons the team has been in Oklahoma City, the City Rescue Mission received an extra special visit on Wednesday afternoon.
It was no surprise the young Thunder got out to a bit of a slow start in Game 1 of Oklahoma City’s first ever NBA Finals, but the Thunder shook off a slow start to erase a 13-point deficit to get a 105-94 series-starting victory.