No-nonsense Thunder center Kendrick Perkins said he didn't like the body language of teammates during the closing minutes of Wednesday night's 100-98 loss to the Los Angeles Clippers.

"They took the lead and we act like the game was over with six minutes to play in the game," Perkins said Thursday morning at the team's practice facility. "It was like a one- (or) three-point game. We were at home, and I didn't feel like we had the right fight or the right mindset to keep going. We're not going to blow everybody out or win by 10 points every night. Some nights, you've got to go get games, and I felt like that was one of those nights that we had to dig deep and go get it."

OKC coach Scott Brooks said he noticed the same and mentioned it during the media timeout at the 3-minute mark.

"Usually, we have great energy, great spirit, great enthusiasm," Brooks said. "I think it was a notch below throughout the night. I thought it was just a step below of where we like it to be."

Perkins said there was no need to mention his concerns to teammates after the loss inside Chesapeake Energy Arena.