OKC Thunder bandwagon: Sights and Sounds from Game 3 of Thunder-Laker series

The Western Conference semifinals shifted to Los Angeles on Friday — but the Thunder Bandwagon keeps rolling along.
by Jenni Carlson Published: May 19, 2012
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SIGHTS AND SOUNDS FROM GAME 3

The Western Conference semifinals shifted to Los Angeles on Friday — but the Thunder Bandwagon keeps rolling along.

SEEN AND HEARD

*Thunder fans booed Ron Artest (Metta World Peace) in the first two games of the series. Laker fans returned the favor in Game 3, booing James Harden. Yep, the guy who suffered a concussion because of Artest got booed. Go figure.

*Harden got a reprieve when Laker fans turned their ire toward Russell Westbrook after that little second-quarter skirmish with Artest.

*As always, the Staples Center had plenty of star power for the Lakers game. Among the beautiful people — actors Jack Nicholson, Denzel Washington, Donald Southerland, Andy Garcia and Jeremy Renner; actress Ellen Pompeo; musicians Snoop Dogg, Fergie and Ice Cube (or is he an actor, now?).

*The Thunder also had some notable fans — former OKC guard Nate Robinson; Kevin Durant's mom, Wanda Pratt; and NBA super fan and professed Thunder lover James Goldstein.

WELCOME HOME

Want to welcome home the Thunder from Los Angeles?

Then, you're going to have to stay up real late.

Or get up real early.

The team plane is returning to Oklahoma City after Game 4, but it is not expected to land in until 3 or 4 a.m. Sunday morning.

TWEET IT UP

What the Twittersphere had to say during Game 3:


by Jenni Carlson
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Jenni Carlson, a sports columnist at The Oklahoman since 1999, came by her love of sports honestly. She grew up in a sports-loving family in Kansas. Her dad coached baseball and did color commentary on the radio for the high school football...
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