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The Thunder get their second home win

by Nate Billings Modified: April 18, 2013 at 12:26 pm •  Published: December 20, 2008

I have the dubious distinction of being the only photographer for The Oklahoman to photograph The Thunder winning a game. I was there when they beat the Timberwolves at the Ford Center on Nov. 2 and there for the win last night, Dec. 19, over the Raptors. In between I, along with our other photographers, shot quite a few of their losses too. I hope this will get the ball rolling for the team. It’s always a lot more fun to cover a team when they are winning. Here’s a few shots from the latest win.

Oklahoma City's Russell Westbrook reacts after a play in the first half during the NBA basketball game between the Toronto Raptors and the Oklahoma City Thunder at the Ford Center in Oklahoma City, Friday, Dec. 19, 2008. BY NATE BILLINGS, THE OKLAHOMAN
Oklahoma City's Russell Westbrook reacts after a play in the first half during the NBA basketball game between the Toronto Raptors and the Oklahoma City Thunder at the Ford Center in Oklahoma City, Friday, Dec. 19, 2008. BY NATE BILLINGS, THE OKLAHOMAN

Oklahoma City’s Russell Westbrook reacts after a play in the first half during the NBA basketball game between the Toronto Raptors and the Oklahoma City Thunder at the Ford Center in Oklahoma City, Friday, Dec. 19, 2008. BY NATE BILLINGS, THE OKLAHOMAN

Oklahoma City's Russell Westbrook reacts after a play in the first half during the NBA basketball game between the Toronto Raptors and the Oklahoma City Thunder at the Ford Center in Oklahoma City, Friday, Dec. 19, 2008. BY NATE BILLINGS, THE OKLAHOMAN
Oklahoma City's Russell Westbrook reacts after a play in the first half during the NBA basketball game between the Toronto Raptors and the Oklahoma City Thunder at the Ford Center in Oklahoma City, Friday, Dec. 19, 2008. BY NATE BILLINGS, THE OKLAHOMAN

Oklahoma City’s Desmond Mason dunks the ball over Jamario Moon of Toronto in the first half during the NBA basketball game between the Toronto Raptors and the Oklahoma City Thunder at the Ford Center in Oklahoma City, Friday, Dec. 19, 2008. BY NATE BILLINGS, THE OKLAHOMAN

Oklahoma City's Russell Westbrook reacts after a play in the first half during the NBA basketball game between the Toronto Raptors and the Oklahoma City Thunder at the Ford Center in Oklahoma City, Friday, Dec. 19, 2008. BY NATE BILLINGS, THE OKLAHOMAN
Oklahoma City's Russell Westbrook reacts after a play in the first half during the NBA basketball game between the Toronto Raptors and the Oklahoma City Thunder at the Ford Center in Oklahoma City, Friday, Dec. 19, 2008. BY NATE BILLINGS, THE OKLAHOMAN

Toronto’s Chris Bosh grabs a rebound in the second half of the NBA basketball game between the Toronto Raptors and the Oklahoma City Thunder at the Ford Center in Oklahoma City, Friday, Dec. 19, 2008. The Thunder won, 91-83. BY NATE BILLINGS, THE OKLAHOMAN

Oklahoma City's Russell Westbrook reacts after a play in the first half during the NBA basketball game between the Toronto Raptors and the Oklahoma City Thunder at the Ford Center in Oklahoma City, Friday, Dec. 19, 2008. BY NATE BILLINGS, THE OKLAHOMAN
Oklahoma City's Russell Westbrook reacts after a play in the first half during the NBA basketball game between the Toronto Raptors and the Oklahoma City Thunder at the Ford Center in Oklahoma City, Friday, Dec. 19, 2008. BY NATE BILLINGS, THE OKLAHOMAN

Oklahoma City’s Desmond Mason (34), Jeff Green (22) and Kevin Durant (35) celebrate late in the fourth quarter of the NBA basketball game between the Toronto Raptors and the Oklahoma City Thunder at the Ford Center in Oklahoma City, Friday, Dec. 19, 2008. The Thunder won, 91-83. BY NATE BILLINGS, THE OKLAHOMAN

To see a photo gallery from the win, go to:

http://www.newsok.com/multimedia/photos/gallery/500274

-Nate Billings

by Nate Billings
Photographer
Nate Billings never planned to become a photojournalist. He took pictures as a hobby growing up and worked as an assistant for his father, a commercial still and video photographer, but chose to study English Literature in college. Billings did...
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