Oklahoma City Thunder head coach Scott Brooks has gotten the most from his team all season long with a mature approach that has helped bonded a team filled with stars and kept them focused on doing what it takes to win by executing the right game plan. That's not going to stop heading into Game 3 at Miami even though plenty of fans are complaining after Game 2.
Some officiating issues came into focus in the final seconds wondering if Kevin Durant was fouled or not. But the head coach properly refused to worry about that after the game.
"That's one play," Brooks said. "We have so many other plays that we could have done better to put us in a position to stay closer in the game. I'm not going to get into that. I haven't in the past, I'm not going to start doing it now. It was a play, he didn't get the call.
"The bottom line is we play aggressive basketball, we play tough basketball, and we didn't do that to start the game. The last minute, I won't even look at that. I'm going to focus on the first six to eight minutes of the game," he continued. "That's more important than the last minute of the last play of the game. You know what, he missed a shot."
Kevin Durant seemed to agree that the main focus should have been the hole the team put themselves in to start the game.
"That was the game," Durant said. "We can't start off down 18 to 2."
The series is now tied at 1 win apiece and heads to Miami for Game 3.
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