SIGHTS AND SOUNDS FROM GAME 4
The Thunder Bandwagon hit some ruts in Los Angeles, but it is back on track after a 103-100 victory in Game 4. The wagon steams back to Oklahoma City on Monday night.
SEEN AND HEARD
*Laker Girl Jessica drew the wrath of Laker fans during a first-quarter interview on the Jumbotron. Her transgression? She went to Oklahoma City University. She was showered with boos, which continued even as she proclaimed her favorite player was Magic Johnson.
*So much for Craig Sager's understated outfits. The TNT sideline reporter was his normal wildly suited self for Game 4 after a couple understated games in Oklahoma City. Lime green jacket. Orangish pocket square. Striped mutli-colored shirt. Rainbow-colored tie. If you are easily startled, here's hoping you looked away when Sager came on the screen.
*Wanda Pratt didn't have Jack Nicholson seats, but Kevin Durant's mom was close. She sat right behind the actor and the Thunder bench.
*Celeb watch at Staples Center during Game 4: actors Ashton Kutcher, Denzel Washington, Andy Garcia, Don Johnson and Jack Nicholson.
TWEET IT UP
What the Twittersphere had to say during Game 4:
@JonesOnTheNBA: Just told @WSMG_Austin I really think people in OKC would raise taxes to keep the Thunder squad together. That much civic pride in them.
@HotTotOKC: Just saw some lightning in the West. Better watch out LA. There's a storm headed your way & there will be THUNDER!
@R_Collier_95: I want the Thunder to kill the Lakers in the first half so I can just go to sleep.
@ramonashelburne: I literally could watch Kobe vs. Harden for seven straight hours. Oh wait, I have!
@ESPNChrisPalmer: This is Kobe's 219th playoff game (third all-time). Thunder starting five: 224 combined.
@tonyjefferson1: Lakers think they are slick by icing the court, huh? OK, when they play in OKC, I want all the Lakers' shoes drenched in baby oil.
@bweeden3: Kobe is a beast, but MAN he flops around like a fish! #academyawardwinner #respect
Highlights from the live chat at NewsOK.com during Game 4:
10:16 p.m.: BB in San Diego: So far, Thunder look a bit tired.
10:29 p.m.: Soonerule: We need to attack on every missed shot and make these guys spring the floor instead of loafing up the floor.
11:30 p.m.: TEN: It's time for KD to take over this game. Play mean.
11:40 p.m.: Soonerule: The refs aren't out-hustling us to boards.
11:43 p.m.: ThunderSonics: Disappointing.
11:48 p.m.: Hardens Beard: Keep playing.
11:48 p.m.: Soonerule: Hey, we are sneaking up.
11:56 p.m.: BB37: TIE GAME!!
12:02 a.m.: Trenchycoat: DURANT KABOOOM
12:06 a.m.: MartzMimic: I decided a couple seasons ago that the Thunder live to give me heart problems.
The Thunder made a late-night/early morning return to Oklahoma City from Los Angeles.
Were you at the airport in the wee hours of Sunday morning to greet the team? We want to see your pictures and hear your stories. Send them to Jenni Carlson at firstname.lastname@example.org.