SIGHTS AND SOUNDS FROM THE GAME
Thunder fans were in playoff form Sunday night. The Peake was packed and lively for Game 1 of the Thunder's first-round series against the Rockets.
Here are some of the sights and sounds:
SEEN AND HEARD
*The first time James Harden returned to The Peake, Thunder fans welcomed him with cheers. This time? Not so much. The former Thunder super sub was greeted with a hearty chorus of boos when he was announced during the starting lineups.
*Spotted inside The Peake: Former Oklahoma football coach Barry Switzer and current Sooner lineman Gabe Ikard.
*Every Thunder fan got a blue T-shirt with the word “TOGETHER” on the front.
Highlights from the live game chat on NewsOK.com:
*9:49 p.m.: Comment from The Real MartzMimic: It's amazing how I see Harden's flopping through a different lens these days.
*10:45 p.m.: Comment from Ida: We're running away with the game right now.
*10:47 p.m.: Comment from Kip: Houston might get one at their place, but a sweep is definitely possible.
TWEET IT UP
What the Twitter World had to say about Game 1:
*From @dmorey, Rockets general manager Daryl Morey: Game day! Every home team winning yesterday shows tough task we have ahead. That said, lots of similarities to 2007 #8 GSW/#1 DAL series.
*From @NotBillWalton: The Thunder look to be in NBA Finals form. No coincidentally, so does James Harden.
*From @ZacBaltz: The Heat and Thunder are too good. #rematch