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Thunder Bandwagon: Big crowd watches on Reno; Gerald McCoy, Mossis Madu spotted

The Peake was at its playoff best Saturday night — and it was only Game 1. Among the celebrities in the crowd: NFL players Gerald McCoy, Mossis Madu and Davin Joseph and former OSU/Thunder player Desmond Mason.
by Jenni Carlson Published: April 28, 2012

9:26 p.m.: Comment from Beat the Mavs: I hope KD wears his backpack at the postgame press conference.

9:32 p.m.: Comment from Mike Sherman: Attention Thunder: Tyson Chandler plays for the Knicks. You are now free to drive the lane.

9:39 p.m.: Comment from Gina Mizell: See what happens when you go in the pain?!

9:39 p.m.: Comment from Gina Mizell: *paint

9:40 p.m.: Comment from Wheatmeister: Well, depending on how the play ends up, pain may be correct, too ...

11:17 p.m.: Comment from TEN: he ain't gonna miss ... he's dirk

11:18 p.m.: Comment from ThunderSonics: OK, positive thoughts. We will win. We will win.

11:19 p.m.: Comment from Thunder Rolls: KD rules!!!!

11:20 p.m.: Comment from teen: WHAT A GAME


What the Twitter World had to say about Game 1:

From @Jerry Rice, legendary NFL wide receiver: “It should be a good series. Pulling for Thunder!”

From @SekouSmithNBA, writer: “The Mavericks have too many crafty old cats on this team for the Thunder to break ranks and try and freelance. Stick to the script or else.”

From @whitneyhand25, Oklahoma women's basketball player and DFW native: “Glad the Mavs are playing the Thunder so I don't have to cheer against either of them after this series! #lovethemboth but #gomavs”


Thunder fans, you know that you are a big part of the story in Oklahoma City.

So, do you have a story to add to the narrative? We want to know about it. Go to the Thunder page on and click on “My Playoff Story.”

by Jenni Carlson
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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