The playoff scene shifted south on Thursday night — but the end result was the same.
The Thunder Bandwagon rolls on.
SEEN AND HEARD
*A few hundred Thunder fans made their way inside the American Airlines Center. Even though they blended into the blue-clad Mavs fans, they definitely stood out when the Thunder built that big fourth-quarter lead.
*A couple random college coaches spotted inside the AAC. Baylor defensive coordinator Phil Bennett was sitting about eight rows off the court. He wasn't completely out of place since Waco is so close to Dallas. But you know who was out of place? Florida basketball coach Billy Donovan. No former Gators on either team. Hmmm ...
*To the bearded Thunder fan in the orange shirt sitting behind the Mavs' basket in the second half: loved your dance routine during Mavs' free throws. The booty shake is an underrated free-throw deterrent.
*Mavs fans started their exodus at the end of the third quarter. It was a steady stream from there on out.
TWEET IT UP
What the Twittersphere had to say during Game 3:
@reggie_bush: People in Seattle have to be pretty upset/jealous about how good this Oklahoma City Thunder team is.
@iLove_Lesli: Dallas Mavericks should just give up. This is the Oklahoma City Thunder year!
@VibesNStuff_: Oklahoma City Thunder gonna be a dynasty.
@WeisKarzai: The Oklahoma City Thunder are really good at basketball.
@matt_beezie: Charles Barkley said the Oklahoma City Thunder are like the iPhone 4s and the Dallas Mavs are a landline.
Tweet it up, Thunder fans, and you might be featured here next game.
Highlights from the live game chat at NewsOK.com:
9:08 p.m.: Comment from Earl, NYC: You have to give Carlisle a technical there. No choice.
9:09 p.m.: Comment from TEN: Carlisle is coming unhinged!
9:15 p.m.: Comment from Earl, NYC: Durant is out of his slump.
9:46 p.m.: Comment from Chad Bradley: I think Russ has Tourette's — can't stop cursing.
9:46 p.m.: Comment from Christine TEEN: He keeps shootin' like that and he can say whatever he wants.
9:57 p.m.: Comment from ThunderSonics: I appreciate the fans dressing to support OKC tonight.
11:20 p.m.: Comment from Soonerule: Bye bye, Dallas. Bye bye.
Does your kiddo attend Quail Creek Elementary in Oklahoma City? Then, you might want to send them out the door Friday in some Thunder blue. Rumble the Bison will be appearing at the school to spread diabetes awareness. His performance is part of the 2012 Dribble to Stop Diabetes campaign.