Oklahoma City Thunder
President Obama is not picking an NBA Finals winner. The game pits the Thunder, from solidly Republican Oklahoma, against the Heat, in the crucial swing state of Florida.
After a labor related splintered season, the NBA Finals is quite the perfect storm. In a battle of epic meteorological proportions, the Thunder takes on the Heat. But more importantly, this is the matchup that seems to be the one most of the basketball universe wants to see.
Oklahoma sports fans previously split their loyalties between OU and OSU, but now the state has become united behind OKC, as the Thunder prepare for the Heat in the NBA Finals.
Kevin Durant had 34 points and 14 rebounds while playing all of regulation for the first time all season, leading the Thunder past the Spurs 107-99 and into the NBA Finals.
Kevin Durant scored 27 points and the Oklahoma City Thunder are on the brink of the NBA Finals, beating the San Antonio Spurs 108-103 in Game 5 on Monday night and moving within a victory of a series knockout.
Kevin Durant scored 27 points and the Thunder beat the Spurs 108-103 in Game 5, moving within one victory of a series knockout and the Western Conference title.
Once Kevin Durant got going, the San Antonio Spurs couldn’t find a way to slow him down.
The Spurs and Thunder are locked in a rousing series with some of the biggest stars in the sport. The only thing small about the Western Conference finals are the markets that are hosting them.
Lil Wayne said that after a recent NBA playoffs ticket dispute he felt unwelcome and “unwanted” at the Oklahoma City arena and isn’t planning to return.
In the span of three days, the Oklahoma City Thunder beat the San Antonio Spurs as many times as they had in the last three years.
Thabo Sefolosha set playoff career bests with 19 points and six steals, and the Thunder snapped San Antonio’s winning streak by beating the Spurs 102-82 in Game 3 on Thursday.
Rapper Lil Wayne created a stir on Thursday night by tweeting that he was “going to go to the Thunder game tonight but was denied by the team to be in their arena.”