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OKC Thunder Bandwagon: Sights and sounds from Game 1 of Thunder vs. Spurs

SAN ANTONIO 101, OKLAHOMA CITY 98 — Game 1 of the Western Conference Finals lived up to its billing, getting fans from all of the country fired up and talking via social media.
by Jenni Carlson Published: May 27, 2012

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.


*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.


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.

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by Jenni Carlson
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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