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Wasn't all that long ago that Thunder fans were down in the dumps about this series. Not anymore. The Peake was rocking for Game 4, and so was the Thunder.
by Jenni Carlson Published: June 2, 2012

SIGHTS AND SOUNDS FROM GAME 4

Wasn't all that long ago that Thunder fans were down in the dumps about this series. Not anymore. The Peake was rocking for Game 4, and so was the Thunder.

SEEN AND HEARD

*Apparently, Ryan Seacrest has jumped on the Thunder Bandwagon.

The American Idol host was sitting courtside for Game 4, and yes, he wore the blue shirt left on the back of his seat just like everyone else. He had his suit jacket on over it, but as a Hollywood type, it was nice that he wasn't too cool to wear the shirt.

Seacrest was into the action, too, cheering and clapping for the Thunder.

*It seemed like there were a lot of NBA front-office royalty at The Peake for Game 3, but Oklahoma City drew the grand poobah for Game 4. NBA commissioner David Stern sat midcourt about 10 rows off the court.

*Spotted inside The Peake: Dallas Cowboy running back and former Tulsa Washington football standout Felix Jones, former Oklahoma football coach Barry Switzer and Michigan State basketball coach Tom Izzo.

*The Thunder went back to the checkerboard pattern with its T-shirts, alternating between blue and white from one section to the next. It's a great look.

But the best part might've been the slogan on the front: TEAM IS 18,203. It was a take on the team's motto, Team is One, but honestly, Team is 18,203 is way better.

Of course, so is Thunder Up. Should've just stuck with that.

*No fan has hit the halfcourt shot during the in-game promotion where someone tries to win $20,000, but Clint Simek nearly changed that with a halfcourter that just clanged off the front iron.

Does that name sound vaguely familiar? Simek was the Guthrie High School football player who was declared ineligible and caused a brouhaha last fall during the playoffs.

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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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