As the Oklahoma City Thunder reflect on their loss to the Dallas Mavericks in the Western Conference finals, disappointment is probably their main feeling.
It was pretty clear in their diverse facial expressions.
While it is a natural reaction to posses a somber mood after a playoff elimination, the Thunder should feel both encouraged about what they accomplished this year and be optimistic moving forward.
Looking ahead to next season, they have much reason to believe that they will take another large step into contention. (Assuming there are no major effects from the pending lockout.)