The Oklahoman sports columnist Berry Tramel answered questions from readers in today's Power Lunch chat. Read the entire chat recap here. Participate in our Power Lunch chats Monday-Friday at 11 a.m. at NewsOK.com/sports On the state's allegiance to college football and whether an NBA title from the Thunder would surpass an OU football national title in prestige: There are more OU fans than Thunder fans in the state right now. So obviously a college football national title is huge. But if the Thunder beats Denver, San Antone and, let's say, the Lakers. If the Thunder reaches the NBA Finals? The bandwagon would fill quickly, because what you said is right. Everyone in the state would jump on board. Here's the other thing. The NBA Finals are in June. The Thunder would be a runaway national story. The whole danged state would be going crazy. On whether the Thunder will sweep the Nuggets and win the next two games in Denver: No. I don't think it'll be a sweep. I think it's going to be OKC in five. Now, if the Thunder wins Game 3 Saturday night, I think the Thunder wins Game 4. Hard for a team to keep its chin up when it's down 3-0. On Oklahoma City playing Kevin Durant, James Harden and Daequan Cook together in Game 2: I thought that was interesting, too. It was really an offensive lineup. Ibaka, Durant, Cook, Westbrook and Harden, I think. When Denver goes small, Brooks can use that lineup if he wants to. Then in the final minutes, Thabo came in. But Cook played the whole fourth quarter. Which makes up for Cook not playing at all in the fourth quarter of Game 1. I think that was probably a rare lineup. I think he can only use that in certain situations, depending on Denver's lineup. On how the Thunder matches up against San Antonio: I think it's not a bad matchup for the Thunder. The Spurs are in a little bit of trouble. Jefferson, I suppose, would be on Durant. Advantage OKC. Tony Parker would have to cover Westbrook, unless the Spurs want to use an injured Ginobili. Parker would be hard to guard for Westbrook, but OKC has a defensive stopper in Thabo who at least could take a swing at stopping Ginobili. Perkins and Ibaka would be a good tag-team on Duncan. And remember when DeJuan Blair would get all those rebounds against OKC? That won't happen with Perkins and Ibaka in the lineup. The more I talk, the more I like the Thunder vs. the Spurs. On the better coach - OKC's Scott Brooks or Denver's George Karl: Maybe some day Scotty will be the better coach. But now, it's not even close. Look at their teams. The Thunder has way better talent. The Thunder is playing well together, which is to Scotty's credit. But Karl has coached tons of teams in all kinds of situations, and has always produced quality squads. His playoff record is not great. But Brooks' playoff record is non-existent. He's just getting started. Denver has the big edge in coaching in this series.