SIGHTS AND SOUNDS FROM GAME 4
The Thunder Bandwagon didn't just roll on Saturday night at the American Airlines Center. It rolled all over the Mavs.
SEEN AND HEARD
*Thunder fans invaded the AAC. There were at least 1,500, though it's difficult to put an exact number on them since many wore blue just like the Mavs fans. Regardless, they were loud and proud. Darn impressive.
*A Thunder fan who only gave her name as Melissa S. bought upper-deck tickets for Game 4 on Craigslist. It required a bit of, um, fibbing. She told the Mavs fan who was selling them that she was a Mavs fan, too. All's fair in love and playoffs, right?
*The Jumbotron went looking for Mavs fans who weren't wearing their “All In” shirts, trying to goad them into putting them on. But the fun proved difficult. The camera kept landing on Thunder fans who wanted no part of the Mavs' shirts.
*Dallas Cowboys legend Troy Aikman was in attendance. Interesting side note — the quarterback who grew up in Henryetta was wearing a black shirt, not the blue “All In” shirt. Hmm.
*Spotted: Thunder super fans “Thundor” (Garrett Haviland) and “Thunder Princess” (Nauzi Jagosh).
TWEET IT UP
What the Twittersphere had to say during Game 4:
@NotBillWalton: Kendrick Perkins is out with a hip injury. On the verge of a sweep, Mavs have desperately resorted to the Cobra Kai defense. #SweepTheLeg
@MacEngelProf: At American Airlines Center for #Mavs and #Thunder in Dallas and feels like Oklahoma City.
@YourRadar: All you Thunder fans at the game, please chant O-K-C. We want to hear you back home.
Did you see the bit about the dude who turned his car into the Thundermobile?
Check out Thunder fan Drew Hooper's handiwork by scanning the QR code. You can read a story watch a video at NewsOK.com.
We want to know how you're celebrating the Thunder during the playoffs. Did you grow a James Harden beard? Did you go to the airport to greet the team Saturday night?
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Highlights from the live game chat at NewsOK. com:
7:11 p.m.: BB in San Diego: Dang, I step out for a millisecond and Perk is possibly out.
7:11 p.m.: Wheatmeister: Not possibly, BB. He is out.
7:19 p.m.: Chad Bradley: I've got a bad feeling with Perk out.
8:12 p.m.: TEN: Before Perk went out, I really didn't mind too much if we lost tonight, so we could come home and close them out on Monday. Now, we gotta get out of this series.
8:39 p.m.: Tyler: Not looking too good right now.
8:40 p.m.: ThunderSonics: Positive thoughts, bro.
8:45 p.m.: TEN: Just take over, James.
8:47 p.m.: Earl, NYC: Harden should be touching the ball every possession until he cools off.
8:55 p.m.: BB in San Diego: Just a great game.
9:15 p.m.: Soonerule: I see some dust bunnies. Go get the brooms. It's a sweep!!!