OKC Thunder bandwagon: Thunder fans stand out; Florida's Billy Donovan spotted

The playoff scene shifted south on Thursday night — but the end result was the same. The Thunder Bandwagon rolls on.
by Jenni Carlson Published: May 3, 2012

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!

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by Jenni Carlson
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Jenni Carlson, a sports columnist at The Oklahoman since 1999, came by her love of sports honestly. She grew up in a sports-loving family in Kansas. Her dad coached baseball and did color commentary on the radio for the high school football...
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