OKC Thunder Prepares for Game 7


Thursday, May 26th 2011, 12:24 pm
By: News On 6


Originally Published: May 14, 2011 7:30 PM CDT

Oklahoma Sports Staff
OKLAHOMA CITY—After a disappointing performance in game six, the Oklahoma City Thunder returned to practice Saturday to prepare for Sunday’s game seven do-or-die matchup.

Kevin Durant said he had trouble sleeping after Friday’s 95-83 loss, a game that was Durant’s worst scoring performance in his career. Durant says he woke up Saturday still thinking about mistakes and what went wrong.

"Especially being one of the main guys, I tend to take a lot of the pressure and put it on myself. But it is what it is. I've got to fight through it, I've got to continue to be positive around my guys and go from there," said Durant.

"Kevin did not play well and I love Kevin because he faces his bad games head-on,” said OKC head coach Scott Brooks.”He doesn't run from them. He doesn't look away when we're watching video or pretend that he's tying his shoes."

"I have no concern with Kevin. That guy is a winner," Brooks said. "I believe in him, I believe in what he's about and theseare the games that everybody dreams about. You don't get a lot of times you can play a Game 7."

The Thunder faces the Memphis Grizzlies Sunday at 2:30 p.m. in game seven of the NBA Western Conference Semi-finals.

The winner of Sunday’s game will advance to play the Dallas Mavericks in the Western Conference Finals beginning Tuesday night.