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OKC Thunder's Derek Fisher: 'It's happening before our eyes'

OKLAHOMA CITY 107, SAN ANTONIO 99 — From analysts to players, just about everyone had a little something to say after Game 6 of the Western Conference Finals.
Oklahoman Published: June 6, 2012

/articleid/3682181/1/pictures/1740609">Photo - Oklahoma City's Derek Fisher (37) defends San Antonio's Gary Neal (14) during Game 6 of the Western Conference Finals between the Oklahoma City Thunder and the San Antonio Spurs in the NBA playoffs at the Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Wednesday, June 6, 2012. Oklahoma City won 107-99. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman
Oklahoma City's Derek Fisher (37) defends San Antonio's Gary Neal (14) during Game 6 of the Western Conference Finals between the Oklahoma City Thunder and the San Antonio Spurs in the NBA playoffs at the Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Wednesday, June 6, 2012. Oklahoma City won 107-99. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman

* Ginobili: “Bottom line, they made the shots that they had to make. Fisher from the corner was a huge one. Harden had one from the left wing that was hard on us.”

* Ginobili: “(Their) future is very bright. When your stars are 22 and 23, it's hard to not be very optimistic about their future.”

* Ginobili: “It is impressive what they've accomplished in such a short amount of time.”

* Ginobili: “We've been always old. We've been always criticized for that. We will still compete.”

* Brooks: “Sam (Presti) has done an incredible job of building this team. It's a great group of guys to coach. I'm thankful we have the group of guys we have.”

* Brooks: “I tell (Russell Westbrook), ‘Don't worry about what other people say. You're not their point guard. You're my point guard.' I'm proud of him.”

* Brooks: “It's an amazing moment for (Durant). I was not going to take him out. I was not going to do it.”

* Brooks: “The three wins (to start 2008 season)...there was a lotta lotta work that had to go into it. We've done a good job as an organization. It's not just Sam. It's not just myself. It's the medical team. It's the equipment managers.”

* Durant: “It was exciting. This is our first time on this stage. We knew we had a great opportunity coming into the game to close it out.”

* Westbrook: “This group of guys has been great all season. When we're down, we all stick together and know we have an opportunity to win the game.”

* Westbrook: “At halftime, our guys got together and said, ‘We can still get this win.'”

* Durant: “(Tim Duncan) just told me, ‘Congrats and good luck.'”

* Durant: “Whoever we play...two great teams... we can't rely 100 percent on our crowd. It's going to be tough. It's a great feeling right now, but tomorrow we have to get over it and get ready to play.”

* Durant: “After we started the first quarter, I went and told coach ‘I can go all night. I can go all 48.' I just wanted to play as hard as I can and leave it all on the floor.'”

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