Everyone expects a great series between the Thunder and Spurs, and Game 1 certainly lived up to those expectations. A close game had Thunder fans buzzing in San Antonio and all over the country.
SEEN AND HEARD
*There were only a few hundred Thunder fans among the Spurs faithful in San Antonio, but they made their presence heard. They were loud enough to be heard on the TNT broadcast throughout the game and might've been their loudest when Derek Fisher hit that three-pointer at the end of the first half.
*Charles Barkley isn't only a lightning rod in Oklahoma City. The TNT analyst said some not-so-nice things about the city of San Antonio recently, so the Spurs fans had a few signs to welcome him to town. The most interesting featured a picture of Sir Charles in drag, wig and plunging-neckline dress included.
*Spotted at the AT&T Center: Former Spurs legend David Robinson, NBA super fan Jimmy Goldstein, former NFL tight end Kellen Winslow and pro wrestler Shawn Michaels.
TWEET IT UP
What the Twittersphere had to say during Game 1:
@JerryRice: Thunder vs Spurs tonight. Can't wait!
@richarddeitsch: Looking forward to Thunder-Spurs. Just wish Oklahoma City had a shooter like @RealSkipBayless. Guy was like Maravich in H.S.
@SekouSmithNBA: I'll take 27 more quarters just like this first one from the Spurs and Thunder. Wicked action from both sides. Loving the #NBAPlayoffs
@NotBillWalton: That awkward moment when you realize no one told Derek Fisher that he's not wearing purple & gold anymore when he entered the arena tonight.
@TravisLewis28: Love Oklahoma. It's like my second home but got to go with my heart on this one! Spurs dominate this series! Go Spurs go!
@DarnellMayberry: Stat of the first half: San Antonio has 14 turnovers. The Spurs average 13.1 in the playoffs!
@BryanDFischer: The basketball gods made us suffer through Celtics-76ers so that Spurs-Thunder would be that much more enjoyable.
Highlights from the live chat at NewsOK.com during Game 1:
8:03 p.m.: Sir Iblocka: Manu is the only one off the bench that can create his own shot and we let him get the every time down?
8:11 p.m.: Aries: Here is the thing about the Spurs — they are a controlled team of chaos.
8:33 p.m.: Continue Thunder Alley: Another Spurs turnover. Speed and length is bothering them.
9:18 p.m.: Hardens Beard: Keep jacking up the threes, San Antonio.
9:21 p.m.: Soonerule: This is the game we want.
9:34 p.m.: Vicki: Thunder needs to calm the heck down.
9:35 p.m.: Sooner If KD wants the ball, he needs to fight to get open.
9:52 p.m.: Gary: KD needs the ball every trip. They will foul him.
10:06 p.m.: Paul: I just can't help but feel like we let this game slip away.