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Berry Tramel: Why the Thunder will beat Denver

by Berry Tramel Modified: April 14, 2011 at 11:47 am •  Published: April 14, 2011
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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. Chat Reap: Berry Tramel Photos: The many faces of Russell Westbrook Thunder Bandwagon

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by Berry Tramel
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Berry Tramel, a lifelong Oklahoman, sports fan and newspaper reader, joined The Oklahoman in 1991 and has served as beat writer, assistant sports editor, sports editor and columnist. Tramel grew up reading four daily newspapers — The Oklahoman,...
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