"I think we both deserve it," Spurs guard Manu Ginobili said.
"It's been a while since we've been in the Western Conference finals. And it's been a week kind of sitting here stewing and waiting on it," said Spurs forward Tim Duncan
"I know they're the No. 1 seed - they're a tough group, they haven't lost in a couple months," Thunder forward Kevin Durant said. "But I think we bring another dimension to the table as well and we come out and compete."
"Everybody's always been using that, `We're too young for this and it's not our time, we're not ready,"' Durant said.
"Our success is just not overnight. It just doesn't happen," Thunder coach Scott Brooks said. "It happens through all of the effort that guys put in. This series is going to be the same thing.Credit: Paul J. Weber
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