Guess what time rehearsal started Thursday? About 8 p.m., a few minutes before tipoff.
So Henson bought a radio he could carry around, just for the game.
“I've got Thunder blue pretty bad,” he said by phone Thursday afternoon. “I'll be performing in rehearsal tonight with an earpiece in just one ear. With just one, I think I can conceal it a little bit.”
Center Nazr Mohammed said blue is something Thunder players can feel in spirit and energy within and beyond the arena.
“The fans here know all of us,” he said. “When they see us, they know our names, the last time we played, how many points we had. The way they love and respect us is amazing.”
Referring to the Bedlam rivalry, Rick Moore of Oklahoma City said, “This is the first time I've ever seen red and orange combined and it took blue to do it.
“To me, blue is the opposite of what it used to mean,” he said. “Having the blues today is exciting.”