OKC Thunder Bandwagon: Sights and Sounds from Game 2 of Western Conference Finals at San Antonio

The Thunder Bandwagon has hit its first big rut of the playoffs. A 120-111 loss in Game 2 marks back-to-back losses for the first time in these playoffs.
by Jenni Carlson Published: May 29, 2012
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SIGHTS AND SOUNDS FROM GAME 2

The Thunder Bandwagon has hit its first big rut of the playoffs. A 120-11 loss in Game 2 marks back-to-back losses for the first time in these playoffs. That and plenty of other things had people buzzing.

SEEN AND HEARD

*Pop's pep talk has taken on a life of its own. When San Antonio coach Gregg Popovich huddled his players while trailing in the fourth quarter Sunday night and told them “I want some nasty”, who knew it would create a phenomenon?

Tons of fans were spotted at the AT&T Center wearing the phrase on T-shirts.

Funny thing is, Pop's not exactly known as a quote machine.

*Another popular incarnation of Pop's pep talk: Lots of signs that read “DYNASTY”.

*Biggest cheer of the night might've been for Tiago Splitter. In an effort to turn the momentum, the Thunder employed a hack-a-Splitter philosophy late in the third quarter, and the Spurs big man shot free throws on five consecutive possessions. He made only 5 of 10.

When the Spurs finally got Tim Duncan subbed in for him, Splitter got a big hand.

At least, we think it was for him — and not for the fact that he was finally on the bench.

TWEET IT UP

What the Twittersphere had to say during Game 2:

@jadande: Spurs haven't lost a game since the last time I checked my Google+ page.

@AmyLawrenceESPN: Janet Jackson's “Nasty” getting more play in the last 48 hours than it has in the last 10 years. Thanks, Gregg Popovich.


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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