The Thunder Bandwagon is set to start rolling again Sunday night.
In The Oklahoman and on NewsOK.com, we've got all sorts of fun planned for the Bandwagon, but really, this is all about you, Thunder fans. We want to provide you access and content like never before. We want to give you everything you need to enjoy the ride.
WHAT TO KNOW ABOUT SUNDAY
Thunder Alley is back this year but only before tipoff.
The family-friendly fun zone outside the arena on Reno Avenue will start three hours before each home playoff game, then will conclude as the game begins. The game will not be broadcast on the Jumbotron outside the arena.
Activities that will be part of Thunder Alley include a beer garden, inflatable games, face painting, and appearances by the Thunder Girls and Thunder Drummers. The Thunder Live pregame show will also originate from Thunder Alley.
Free T-shirts will also be given to every fan in attendance. For Game 1 against the Rockets, the shirts will be blue.
The Thunder is asking fans to wear blue on Sunday whether they are going to the game or not as a way to join in the playoff spirit.
INFORM AND INTERACT
NewsOK.com is the place to get Thunder news throughout the playoffs.
On the Thunder page, you can read updated stories, see a steady stream of new blogs, and watch pregame and postgame analysis on video. We'll have extensive photo galleries from each game, too, that will allow you to relive the action through the lenses of our photographers.
In addition to our Thunder coverage team led by beat writers Darnell Mayberry and John Rohde, NewsOK sports blogger Anthony Slater will be providing news and information from around the NBA. Want to know what the sports world is saying about the Thunder? Anthony will have it covered.
NewsOK.com is where we'll be interacting with you, too. We want to know about your stories during these playoffs. To what lengths have you taken your passion for this team?
We want to know.
CHAT IT UP
Our live Internet chat returns for the playoffs.
Throughout the postseason, we'll be doing a live chat at NewsOK.com/sports during each Thunder game. We'll get started before tipoff, and we won't stop until after the final buzzer.
You'll be able to interact with other Thunder fans as well as Oklahoman reporters and columnists who are covering the games. We'll be talking about the action as it happens.
FOLLOW THE FUN
Twitter provides a direct link to some folks who'll be inside the Thunder playoff run.
Here's who you need to follow on Team Oklahoman:
@NewsOKThunder: The Oklahoman's Thunder-only feed provides links and more.
@DarnellMayberry: Thunder beat writer Darnell Mayberry provides analysis and insight.
@RohdeOK: Thunder beat writer John Rohde is quick with news from practice or pregame.
@BerryTramel: As soon as something from columnist Berry Tramel hits the web, you'll know about it by following him on Twitter.
@JenniCarlson_OK: Columnist Jenni Carlson will be on the trail with the Thunder Bandwagon.
Here's who you need to follow on the Thunder:
@KDTrey5: Nowadays, superstar Kevin Durant fills his timeline mostly with stuff related to his sponsorships, but he'll occasionally give a glimpse into his world.
@russwest44: Russell Westbrook shares links about what's going on in his off-the-court world.
@KendrickPerkins: Big man Kendrick Perkins is arguably the most active Thunder player on Twitter. And just as he is in interviews, he's brutally honest.
@sergeibaka9: Shot blocker Serge Ibaka tweets in several languages. He also shares an occasional behind-the-scenes photo.
@ThaboSefolosha: Defensive stopper Thabo Sefolosha regularly posts his postgame thoughts.