With the Thunder having clinched a playoff spot, those on the Thunder Insider list have been sent information regarding playoff tickets. There also is an FAQ on the website at thunder.nba.com.
Single-game playoff tickets will be available online only on April 14 at 10 a.m. Availability will be extremely limited and they will range from $12 to $40.
As was the case during the regular season, there will be tickets available through the Thunder Rewards Zone.
Thunder playoff gear is available on-line at nbathundershop.com.
By virtue of winning its season series 3-1 against Houston (38-35), the Thunder (48-24) clinched the head-to-head playoff tiebreaker when the Rockets lost 125-119 at Miami earlier on Sunday night.
OKC's 99-90 victory over Portland eliminated all potential multiple-team tiebreakers involving the Thunder for the playoffs.
The next quest for OKC is clinching the Northwest Division title, where it is in a three-way race with Denver (44-29) and Portland (42-31).
With 8:05 left in the third quarter, Thunder coach Scott Brooks received his first technical of the season while arguing a foul called on a blocked shot by Kevin Durant.
“Yeah, I got a technical,” Brooks said, forcing a smile. “Going to hear from my mom now.”
Thunder center Kendrick Perkins got his third technical in the last four games and now has seven on the season. He previously had four in 12 games with Boston.
With 2:23 left in the game, official Monty McCutcheon whistled Durant for a questionable offensive foul and immediately drew the ire of the home crowd. McCutcheon was promptly booed for the entire timeout (a more lengthy ESPN timeout, at that).
Later, following a foul on a blocked shot by Perkins, the crowd had an unfriendly chant for official Derek Richardson.
Thunder center Byron Mullens was called up from the developmental league in Tulsa on Sunday. It was his third and final call-up permissible under NBADL rules. … On Friday night against Minnesota, Nick Collison shot 6 for 6 from the field in the first half and Serge Ibaka did the same against Portland. … Thunder point guard Russell Westbrook and Portland forward LaMarcus Aldridge donated $1,000 for each point they scored in Sunday's game to the earthquake and tsunami relief effort in Japan. Westbrook had 28 points and Aldridge had 20.