All You Need to Know: Game 2 of Thunder Playoffs


Thursday, May 26th 2011, 12:21 pm
By: News On 6


Originally Published: Apr 20, 2011 10:51 AM CDT

Layna Dewell
Oklahoma Sports Staff Writer

OKLAHOMA CITY—Thunder fans, game two is just hours away and with the excitement building, we’ve got all you need to know for tonight’s playoff festivities.

First things first; the Oklahoma City Thunder take on the Denver Nuggets tonight at 7 p.m. inside the Oklahoma City Arena for game two of the first round playoff series.

On Sunday, OKC took the series advantage with the 107-103 win over Denver.

Fans in attendance at tonight’s game will receive a free giveaway and are encourages to be in their seats by 6:30 p.m. in order to catch all the evenings events.

Thunder Alley will once again be rockin’ for Wednesday’s game with entertainment for all ages and here’s the rundown:

Wednesday’s Schedule of Events:
3 p.m.—Thunder Rewards Zone Ticket Registration Opens
4 p.m.—Thunder Alley Opens
5 p.m. –Thunder Rewards Zone Ticket Registration Closes
5:30 p.m.—Thunder Rewards Zone Winners Announced
5:30 p.m.—Doors Open
6 p.m.—‘Thunder Live’ Broadcast Begins
6:30 p.m.—Fans are encouraged to be in their seats
7 p.m.—TIPOFF!

Starting at 4 p.m. Thunder fans are invited to join in the fun just outside the Oklahoma City Arena on Reno Avenue.

Inflatable games, music, face painting, balloon artists and a sports court are just a few of the fun things the Thunder has planned for the kiddo’s.

For the adults, the Budweiser Beer Garden will be in full swing with $2 beers.

Still looking for your chance at tickets?

Thanks to the Thunder Rewards Zone, there are a total 200 tickets still left for Wednesday’s game.

Fans can stop by the arena starting at 3 p.m. to register for their chance to win tickets or win the opportunity to buy some of the remaining seats. The registration is only open from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. so if you want to register for the ticket lottery you better get there early!

An even better reason to get there early; the first 100 people in line to sign up will receive complimentary food from Buffalo Wild Wings.

At 5:30 p.m. the first 25 winners will be selected and each winner will receive a complimentary pair of tickets to the game.

After that, the next 75 winners will get the ability to buy two tickets for $12 apiece.

Don’t have tickets to the game—no problem!

Watch the game with the Thunder faithful outside the area in Thunder Alley.

A huge video screen will be set up outside the arena for fans to come watch the game with other Thunder fans.

Most importantly, don’t forget your lawn chairs! Limited bleacher seating will be available, but with so many fans expected to cheer on OKC from outside the arena, fans are encouraged to bring chairs to make sure they get a seat.

Where to watch the game:

All Thunder playoff games will be televised.

Tune in to Fox Sports Oklahoma, on Cox channel 37 or in HD on channel 722 or on Direct TV channel 679 or AT&T UVerse on channel 754.

Games can also be heard on the Thunder Radio Network, WWLS 98.1 FM.

In practice Tuesday the team was all about making a few “little tweaks” in preparation for game two against the Nuggets.

“We’ve watched some tape and saw some things we struggled with and we’ll hopefully tighten those things up and be ready to play,” said OKC forward Nick Collison.

"I thought our guys really locked in and focused on some of the adjustments that needed to be made," said OKC head coach Scott Brooks.

Collison also said the team’s role players have to step up in game two in order to be successful.

In Sunday’s 107-103 win over Denver, Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook carried the team scoring a combined 72 points to help the Thunder take the first game.

If you thought game one was intense, buckle your seatbelts.

I have a feeling game two will be even louder, more intense and if OKC can step up the defense from last game, the play will be even more outstanding.

For additional info on the Thunder visit nba.com/thunder.