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Kevin Durant, Thunder at risk of elimination after 3 close losses to Memphis

  • Oklahoma City Thunder's Kevin Durant holds his head as he walks from the floor in a timeout during overtime of Game 4 in a Western Conference semifinal NBA basketball playoff series against the Memphis Grizzlies as Scott Brooks looks down in Memphis, Tenn., Monday, May 13, 2013. The Grizzlies defeated the Thunder 103-97 in overtime(AP Photo/Danny Johnston)

    Oklahoma City Thunder's Kevin Durant holds his head as he walks from the floor in a timeout during overtime of Game 4 in a Western Conference semifinal NBA basketball playoff series against the Memphis Grizzlies as Scott Brooks looks down in Memphis, Tenn., Monday, May 13, 2013. The Grizzlies defeated the Thunder 103-97 in overtime(AP Photo/Danny Johnston)  (The Associated Press)

  • Memphis Grizzlies' Tayshaun Prince defends against Oklahoma City Thunder small forward Kevin Durant (35) during the the first half of Game 4 in a Western Conference semifinal NBA basketball playoff series in Memphis, Tenn., Monday, May 13, 2013. (AP Photo/Danny Johnston)

    Memphis Grizzlies' Tayshaun Prince defends against Oklahoma City Thunder small forward Kevin Durant (35) during the the first half of Game 4 in a Western Conference semifinal NBA basketball playoff series in Memphis, Tenn., Monday, May 13, 2013. (AP Photo/Danny Johnston)  (The Associated Press)

  • Oklahoma City Thunder coach Scott Brooks watches a replay during the first half of Game 4 in a Western Conference semifinal NBA basketball playoff series against the Memphis Grizzlies, in Memphis, Tenn., Monday, May 13, 2013. (AP Photo/Danny Johnston)

    Oklahoma City Thunder coach Scott Brooks watches a replay during the first half of Game 4 in a Western Conference semifinal NBA basketball playoff series against the Memphis Grizzlies, in Memphis, Tenn., Monday, May 13, 2013. (AP Photo/Danny Johnston)  (The Associated Press)

Facing possible elimination in the Western Conference semifinals, the pressure is on the Oklahoma City Thunder. They need three straight wins to keep their season alive.

Coach Scott Brooks says Tuesday that the only pressure he wants his players thinking about is competing as hard as they can in Game 5 on Wednesday night in Oklahoma City.

The Memphis Grizzlies hold a 3-1 lead in the series that has seen every game come down to the wire. Brooks says his team has the talent, effort and teamwork to come back and win the series.

Counterpart Lionel Hollins says his Grizzlies must be prepared for Oklahoma City to play with desperation.