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|Preseason: Oklahoma City Thunder vs.|
New Orleans Pelicans
|Thursday, October 17, 2013 at 7:00 PM|
Bank Of Oklahoma Center
|Preseason: Oklahoma City Thunder vs.|
|Wednesday, October 23, 2013 at 7:00 PM|
INTRUST Bank Arena
Get ready for the Oklahoma City Thunder in the 2013 Playoffs!!
The Oklahoma City Thunder Aim for NBA Title!! The Thunder are on a mission to bring a championship home to Oklahoma City and Kevin Durant is looking as good as ever. The Thunder ended up loosing to the Miami Heat in last year's NBA Finals, and now they are ready to finish the job! You don't want to miss what this team can do as they fight to get back to the Western Conference Championship Game and a chance at the Larry O'Brien Trophy, so get your tickets today! Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook are two of the most dynamic players in the NBA, and with Serge Ibaka blocking the rim the Thunder are going to be tough to beat. Thunder Coach Scott Brooks has the team playing to the best of their abilities, but they need you in the stands! Don't pass up a chance to see all the excitement in person and get your tickets before they are all gone!
Coach Scott Brooks is one of the best coaches in the NBA and he is ready to lead this team back to the promised land in 2012-2013. Armed with the deadliest shooter in the league, Kevin Durant, and perhaps the most explosive wing player in the league, Russell Westbrook, this team is just entering their prime. Durant has exploded onto the NBA scene as one of the best players in the league, and Westbrook slashes to the basket with reckless abandon. It's not just the duo of Durant and Westbrook who opponents have to worry about. The interior of the Thunder is stout as well, with Serge Ibaka returning for another season of high-flying dunks and ferociously swatted shots on the defensive end. Ibaka will anchor the middle with the help of the always-scowling Kendrick Perkins, the big man from Boston who inspires fear in opponents as they drive towards his 270-pound frame. Shooting guard Thabo Sefolosha will provide some steady leadership off the bench, and the only player on the Thunder over the age of 30, veteran power forward Nick Collison, should also help off the bench. There are very few weak spots on this team, from the inside to the outside, and it will be touch for anyone to stop them in the Western Conference. The centerpieces of this team remain Durant and Westbrook, and at 24 and 23 respectively, this team is only going to get better as they mature. It's sometimes hard to tell Durant is not still back in college at the University of Texas as he appears at press conferences toting a backpack like a student. But there is no question that Durant is a grown man when he's on the court drilling jumpers against the competition like a cold-blooded killer. This team will be great for years to come, so make sure you get your Oklahoma City Thunder tickets while you still can and be there live in the stadium cheering these Thunder on!
While most pieces from last season remain in place, one big piece, the Sixth Man of the Year last season, is now gone. In a shocking trade that reverbrated throughout the NBA, James Harden of bearded fame was sent to the Houston Rockets in return for shooting guard Kevin Martin. The trade was of course due to the money that Harden was going to demand after becoming a free agent next season, and OKC wasn't going to be able to afford him, but this trade is still shocking on many levels. It seems to go back to the LeBron James situation out of Cleveland, where the Cavaliers ended up getting nothing in return when James bolted for Miami. And while everyone is talking about what a big loss Harden will be, there has been very little talk about who is replacing him, shooting guards Kevin Martin and Jeremy Lamb. Sure, Harden was an excellent player, but Kevin Martin was on the verge of being one of the top players in the league a few years ago on the Sacramento Kings. If it wasn't for injuries, Martin may still be putting up 30 points a game in Cali. After being shipped to Houston and now to the Thunder, the 29-year-old Martin still has some gas left in the tank and is indisputably a better pure shooter than Harden. And Jeremy Lamb is only a season removed from the University of Connecticut, where he teamed up with Kemba Walker to lead the Huskies to the National Championship as a freshman and left after his sophmore year. The 20-year-old Lamb may prove to be the most valuable part of the trade if he can put a little weight on his frame and contribute to the Thunder's already potent offense. Of course, everyone is still waiting for Durant to put on some weight and it hasn't seemed to hinder his blossoming into perhaps the best player in the NBA. As part of the Harden trade, former UConn center Hasheem Thabeet also came over from Houston, and his shotblocking should only help solidify the paint off the bench. Nevertheless, despite the Harden saga, this Thunder team is still stacked with talent and is the favorite to return to the NBA Finals where they will most likely see the Miami Heat again unless someone in the East can stop the Heat. Make sure you get your Thunder tickets and head out to the Chesapeake Energy Arena to see these Thunder strike fear in their opponents as they march back towards the NBA Finals in 2012-2013!
Another big trade shifted the balance of the Western Conference and had some experts changing their 2012-2013 Western Conference Champion pick from the Thunder to the Los Angeles Lakers. With Dwight Howard headed from the Orlando Magic to the Lakers, and Steve Nash joining him at point guard, all of a sudden the Lakers are the favorite. Despite the fact that Andrew Bynum is a more talented post player on offense than Howard, and Kobe Bryant has never had to play with a top-level point guard who will have the ball in his hands most of the time, the Lakers certainly made all the headlines as the favorite out of the West. The Lakers are certainly loaded with talent now, especially since they also got to keep ahold of Pau Gasol in the midst of the trade. The Thunder, however, are ready for the challenge and feel they provide some significant matchup problems for the Lakers as well. The OKC Thunder are still the Western Conference champs until someone knocks them off, so this battle between the Thunder and Lakers throughout the season will be riveting. Another big challenger to the Thunder will be the team that won the title two years ago, the Dallas Mavericks. The Mavs have to deal with an injury to Dirk Nowitzki to open the season, but with the addition of O.J. Mayo, they are ready to contend for another title. The Mavs and Thunder should have some big matchups this season, and both teams will most likely be contending for the Western Conference crown. The West is wide open, but the Thunder are still sitting atop the Conference, so make sure you get your Thunder tickets and watch this team contend for the NBA title in 2012-2013!
2007 NBA Draft Revisited: Durant or Oden?
There was a time in 2007 when the big NBA draft question was who the number one pick in the draft should be, a skinny scorer from the Texas Longhorns named Kevin Durant or a dominant big man from Ohio State, Greg Oden. The Portland Trail Blazers selected Greg Oden number one overall, a player who was being compared to Bill Russell. That left Durant to the Seattle Supersonics, who left Seattle and became the Oklahoma City Thunder. Fast forward to 2012, and you have the best team in the Western Conference, the Oklahoma City Thunder, being led by Kevin “Durantula” Durant, the All-Star MVP and leading candidate for 2012 NBA MVP, a scoring champion who outshined Kobe Bryant and LeBron James in the 2012 All-Star game. Add in Russell Westbrook, a dominant scoring guard who, along with Durant, anchors the supremely talented young duo and core of the OKC Thunder, who look to be contenders for a long time. Meanwhile, in Portland the chronically-injured Greg Oden is doing his best “Where’s Waldo?” impression. The Blazers can at least take solace in the fact that it was only the second-worst draft they have ever had, the all-time worst draft mistake ever being selecting Sam Bowie second overall ahead of a young kid from the University of North Carolina named Michael Jordan. Chicago Bulls fans owe a lot of gratitude to the Portland Trail Blazers front office, and if Kevin Durant’s young career is any indication, the Oklahoma City Thunder can thank the Blazers as well. The two teams are two of the top in the NBA in 2012, so you can be sure fans will line up to get Bulls vs. Thunder tickets and see Derrick Rose vs. Kevin Durant in a potential preview of the 2012 NBA Finals.
It will be an exiting day indeed for anyone in the OKC area with NBA tickets, as the Oklahoma City Thunder will be enjoying their fourth season as an NBA franchise. After managing to get the franchise out of Settle and into Oklahoma, owner Clay Bennett will be looking to capitalize on superstar Kevin Durant. With some growing pains in their first full season as the Thunder, the team got it together towards the end of the season and have grown into one of the premier franchises in all of the NBA. Durant was great as the rookie of the year, but grew by leaps and bounds in his second year. Now he is the favorite for the 2012 NBA MVP. Buy your OKC thunder tickets now and get in on all the action.
The Thunder plays home games at the Chesapeake Energy Arena (formerly the Ford Center), which cost $89 million and opened in 2002. The arena served as a temporary home for the New Orleans Hornets during the 2006 - 2007 season following Hurricane Katrina. There is finally an Oklahoma City Basketball team, so get some Thunder tickets and show the world that OKC can support a team as well as anyone. After a bitter relocation from Seattle, the Thunder is ready to turn the page and take their place as one of the NBAs elite. Fans have been waiting for ages and are ready to see Thunder basketball go up against NBA powerhouses like the Lakers, Suns and Spurs. Don’t wait another second and order your Oklahoma City Thunder tickets now. Look for the Thunder to quickly establish new rivals. Northwest division rivals include the Denver Nuggets, Minnesota Timberwolves, Portland Trail Blazers, and the Utah Jazz.
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