The NBA Finals were back at Chesapeake Energy Arena, and the Thunder Bandwagon was rowdy and star-studded once again.
HOW LOUD IS IT?
Heat forward Chris Bosh created buzz following Tuesday's Game 1 when he called the Thunder home crowd, which is generally regarded as one of the loudest in the NBA, “regular.”
Hours later, Magic Johnson posted on Twitter that The Peake was the loudest NBA arena he had been inside.
So who's right?
OKC big man Kendrick Perkins doesn't really care.
“To be honest with you, it don't really matter how (the Heat players) feel,” Perkins said Wednesday. “It's how we feel. I think we got the best fans in the world. At the end of the day, Chris Bosh is just an opinion.”
It's important to note that with the “Heatles” circus that surrounds this Miami squad, Bosh and the rest of these players will see a crowd's best effort at every arena they visit.
SEEN AND HEARD
Here are the famous faces that were inside The Peake for Game 2.
* Saturday Night Live's Bill Hader, who hails from Tulsa, was sitting in the courtside seats that belonged to Lil Wayne Tuesday night. Hader was wearing a blue OKC hat and the white T-shirt given out.
* University of Oklahoma president David Boren and Sooner offensive lineman Gabe Ikard were sitting courtside.
* Former OU star and Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson was sitting in the row behind Hader. He was shown on the video board midway through the first quarter and held up his white Thunder shirt.
* Oregon State men's basketball coach Craig Robinson was in the house. Robinson is the brother of First Lady Michelle Obama.
SARA EVANS' NATIONAL ANTHEM ‘A PERFECT DATE NIGHT'
Sara Evans was especially excited to sing the national anthem Thursday night — because it was her fourth wedding anniversary. Evans is married to former Alabama star quarterback Jay Barker.
“We decided that it would be a perfect date night to come sing the anthem — just a little bit of work — and then watch the game,” Evans said.
Evans hinted before her performance that she liked to drag out certain notes to “try to show off,” and she definitely did that. Her anthem was much longer than Jessica Sanchez's was on Tuesday night. Beautifully sung, but a smidgen over the top.
TWEET IT UP
@TheOfficialShaq That's crazy how OKC fans don't sit down till thunder score
@BrennanClay24 I feel like the Thunder know they can come back from like 20 ..soo they do it to actually challenge themselves ..
@SN_Greenberg I'll stick with Thunder in six. They played their worst game of the series tonight. They can win 2x in Miami
8:09 Vicki: geez, why do we ALWAYS start slow???
8:23 Tess Tess: They are sending Harden out...maybe his magical, mystical beard powers can save the day...
9:07 JL: OKC is playing playground basketball with erratic passes and lack of control drives to the basket
9:53: JA35: If it was another team, I would've given up...but not the Thunder....
10:17: BB in San Diego: Bosh has been the difference so far tonight
10:27 Brandon: the only way we win this is if we get stops, this is crunch time....this is the moment you make stops
10:44: TEN: OH...MY....
10:49: BB in San Diego: Going in you had to know that you guys would need to win on the Heat's floor one war or the other