The Thunder won't say they have to win Game 6 against the Golden State Warriors on Saturday to win the Western Conference finals.
The alternative is less than ideal.
Win at home on Saturday and Oklahoma City will advance to the NBA Finals for the first time since 2012. Lose and the Thunder will be forced to play Game 7 in Oakland. The defending champion Warriors have lost three home games all season.
Thunder coach Billy Donovan said his players don't need to get ahead of themselves worrying about results.
"We've got to play the 48 minutes tomorrow night," Donovan said Friday. "That's really what it comes down to. You can get caught up in thinking...