Oklahoma City Thunder notebook: Second-round tickets on sale Saturday morning

Tickets for Games 1 and 2 against Memphis will go on sale at 10 a.m. Saturday. Game 1 is Sunday at noon.
by Berry Tramel and Darnell Mayberry Published: May 4, 2013

The Rockets lost the first three games of the series when Lin played and won the two that he had missed.

GOING THE DISTANCE

No team in NBA history has overcome a 3-0 deficit to win a series, and only three teams have trailed 3-0 and forced a Game 7 — the 1951 New York Knicks against the Rochester Royals; the 1994 Denver Nuggets against the Utah Jazz; and the 2003 Portland Trail Blazers against the Dallas Mavericks.

In each instance, the home team won Game 7.

HISTORY REPEATING ITSELF

Friday marked only the second time in playoff history that four Game 6s were held the same day.

On that previous occasion, all four teams that held a 3-2 lead closed out the series.

ROCKETS GET RECORD-SETTING SHOOTING

Through the first five games, the Rockets had already made a franchise-record 56 3-pointers in the series.

Houston's previous record was 45 against Utah in 1997.

GETTING TECHNICAL

Four technical fouls were called in Game 6.

Kendrick Perkins and Francisco Garcia got into a shoving match with 8:51 remaining in the opening quarter. The two had to be separated but continued jawing even after that. Perkins then responded to a chorus of boos aimed at him from the crowd by doing a set of push-ups.

Kevin Durant and Rockets center Omer Asik were called for a double technical foul with 2.8 seconds remaining in the first half. The two began jawing after slapping each other's hand away from their respective bodies.

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by Berry Tramel
Columnist
Berry Tramel, a lifelong Oklahoman, sports fan and newspaper reader, joined The Oklahoman in 1991 and has served as beat writer, assistant sports editor, sports editor and columnist. Tramel grew up reading four daily newspapers — The...
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by Darnell Mayberry
OKC Thunder Senior Reporter
Darnell Mayberry grew up in Langston, Okla. and is now in his third stint in the Sooner state. After a year and a half at Bishop McGuinness High, he finished his prep years in Falls Church, Va., before graduating from Norfolk State University in...
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