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 his prediction for Thunder-Nuggets I think the Thunder will win in five. It's a bad matchup for Denver. No one really solid to cover Durant. The Thunder has tough guards that can match up with the Nuggets' little point guards. And the Thunder is now just as tough inside as the Nuggets. On whether basketball in Oklahoma will ever overtake football as the state's sport: I wouldn't yet equate Thundermania with OU playing for a national title. But it's gaining fast. I think Thundermania is quite the phenomenon. But the Thunder hasn't even won a playoff series yet, so let's wait a little bit. If the Thunder wins a couple of playoff series, watch out. Then the lid will blow on Oklahoma. But I don't see the NBA ever overtaking college football. Maybe matching it. Not overtaking it. On a sleeper team in the playoffs: How about Portland? I like the Blazers. Wallace makes them tough. They've got talent and depth. One thing that's weird, though. Andre Miller never has won a playoff series. Isn't that strange for a point guard that good and experienced? On a series featuring Thunder big man Kendrick Perkins and Denver's Nene: Isn't this fun? Isn't it fun having Kendrick Perkins around? Everything about him is interesting. The Nene-Perkins battle is going to be great. On if there's a chance Russell Westbrook doesn't sign an extension with Oklahoma City: I think Westbrook will sign with OKC. It's a great situation for him. Westbrook knows what he's got here in OKC. A budding championship. And it's not like Westbrook is getting overlooked.