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OKC Thunder: Derek Fisher wasn't sending any messages to the Lakers' bench

by Berry Tramel Published: May 15, 2012

/articleid/3675834/1/pictures/1720571">Photo - Oklahoma City's Derek Fisher (37) defends against Los Angeles' Kobe Bryant (24) during Game 1 in the second round of the NBA playoffs between the Oklahoma City Thunder and the L.A. Lakers at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Monday, May 14, 2012. Photo by Sarah Phipps, The Oklahoman
Oklahoma City's Derek Fisher (37) defends against Los Angeles' Kobe Bryant (24) during Game 1 in the second round of the NBA playoffs between the Oklahoma City Thunder and the L.A. Lakers at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Monday, May 14, 2012. Photo by Sarah Phipps, The Oklahoman

Do you meet when you came onto the court?

Fisher: "That was the extent, just checking in. He asked me if I was good. I asked him if he was good. As much history as we've had, there's no holding back in terms of trying to advance and win a championship. Personal friends or brothers or however close you are to somebody, it's about winning. He knows that better than anybody. I learned that and accomplished that right along side with him, so I feel the same way. That's the way we'll be as long as this series goes on." 

 

by Berry Tramel
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Berry Tramel, a lifelong Oklahoman, sports fan and newspaper reader, joined The Oklahoman in 1991 and has served as beat writer, assistant sports editor, sports editor and columnist. Tramel grew up reading four daily newspapers — The Oklahoman,...
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