“We're going to fight. We're going to keep fighting, keep competing,” Brooks said. “All we're worrying about is winning one game. It (The Peake) is a great place to play. Hopefully the energy in our crowd can get us over that hump.” If OKC wins Game 5, there will be a Game 6 on Friday night in Memphis at either 6 or 7 p.m.
If the Thunder wins Game 6, there will be a Game 7 on Sunday at The Peake at a time to be determined.
But Game 7 is a million miles away for OKC, which has lost three straight to Memphis after winning Game 1.
Lose to the Grizzlies one more time and the Thunder's once-promising encore as Western Conference champion will come to an abrupt halt.
“Two things I've always known about our team is that it's never easy and we never quit,” Brooks said, “and I expect that same effort that we've had all four (previous) games to be the same (Wednesday) night.”