DALLAS -- The Oklahoma City Thunder is not thinking sweep.
They're just trying to win another game against the Dallas Mavericks in this opening round playoff series.
OKC leads the best-of-seven series, 3--0, with Game 4 slated for 6:30 tonight at American Airlines Center. A 4-0 sweep would give the Thunder additionalrest before they take on the winner of the Los Angeles Lakers-Denver Nuggets series, which the Lakers lead 2-1.
"I have not brought (a sweep) up and I have not heard our players talk about it,'' OKC coach Scott Brooks said this morning. "We have a focused group that just really do a great job of playing game to game.
"We want to put ourselves in position to win the gane, but we understand that they're a good team and they're going to come out with a lot of energy.''
The Mavs came out with a lot of energy this past Thursday, but were still ambushed by the Thunder in Game 3, 95-79. For the most part, OKC kept the crowd out of the game -- a strategy they hope to accomplish again tonight.
"This is one of the best buildings in basketball,'' Brooks said. "The crowd is phenomenal from the start.
"We'd love to take (the crowd) out of the game with good play in the first quarter and keep playing well throughout the game.''
-- Dwain Price
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