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Wow. What more can you say about Game 6 inside The Peake?
by Jenni Carlson Published: June 6, 2012


What the Twittersphere had to say during Game 6:

@DeMarcoMurray: I'll just watch the Thunder close out the Spurs tonight. Then face Miami in the ‘ship!

@jadande: Tony Parker's like, If we go out, it's not on me.

@JNellyyy: Take my word for it, the OKC Thunder arena is louder than many packed football stadiums. And I've been to a lot of stadiums.

@BrentGooden: Thunder fever. Just boarded delayed flight to OKC from HOU. Everyone glued to phones. Crew giving score update.

@ScottWilliams: I'd like to see Stephen Jackson and Kendrick Perkins in a cage fight.

@jeffcapel: Durant is a cold dude!!! Best scorer, by far, in the NBA. May be becoming the best player!


Oklahoma has shown plenty of love to Charles Barkley.

The TNT analyst has been showered with all sorts of gifts during his time in Oklahoma City, but his on-air buddies got some goodies Wednesday night.

Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin presented Ernie Johnson, Kenny Smith and Shaquille O'Neal with engraved buffalo sculptures.


Highlights from the live chat at during Game 6:

8:25 p.m.: Soonerule: This is getting out of hand.

8:25 p.m.: BB37: Not hitting shots, not defending.

8:32 p.m.: TEN: They are starting the “Welcome to the Jungle” music in the second quarter tonight. Pulling out all the stops.

8:44 p.m.: Tess: This game is going to give me a heart condition.

9:02 p.m.: Joe: Thunder doesn't deserve to win this, allowing over 60 points first half at home.

9:29 p.m.: Gary: Single digits, here we come.

9:29 p.m.: Crowd is certainly alive now.

9:31 p.m.: It's amazing what a little defense will do.

9:51 p.m.: Soonerule: Now, we need to take this home.

10:30 p.m.: BB37: Turn out the liiiiiiights. The party's overrrrr.

10:30 p.m.: Isaac: The party's just getting' started!

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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