Brothers Chris and Grant Hall were among the first fans through the doors Sunday morning.
And they were proudly sporting their Grizzlies gear.
They drove from Memphis on Saturday night, pulling into their hotel around 2 a.m. Sunday.
“We had no plans on going” to Game 1, Grant said. “We joked about it after we won Game 6 — ‘Let's drive to OKC.'”
But they went on StubHub.com, found some tickets and turned the joke into reality. Season tickets holders in Memphis, the brothers splurged on their first road playoff game, buying seats in Section 101.
“We decided we were going to go all out on the road,” Grant said.
But there's no going to Game 2 on Tuesday.
“We've got to work in the morning,” Chris said.
SEEN AND HEARD
*Thunder fans were given plastic thunder sticks when they entered the arena — lighted thunder sticks. Flashing blue lights inside the sticks made for a cool effect during the arena-lights-out starting lineup introductions.
*NBA super fan Jimmy Goldstein made another appearance for a playoff game at The Peake. He was spied Saturday in Brooklyn for Game 7 between the Bulls and Nets.
*The T-shirts given to Thunder fans were blue with the word “COMMUNITY” on the front.