Thunder look to close out Mavs tonight

The Oklahoma City Thunder will look to close out the Dallas Mavericks tonight in game five of the Western Conference First Round.  The Thunder have taken games one, three and four while the Mavericks squeaked out an 85-84 win in game two.

Game three evolved into a testy contest with Kevin Durant getting ejected, Serge Ibaka getting slapped with a technical and Russell Westbrook in a meltdown in front of his bench.  Welcome to the NBA Playoffs!

“I don’t believe they’re trying to hurt us, and we’re not trying to hurt them,” Durant said, also emphasizing that he wasn’t trying to hurt Justin Anderson when he swung his arm across the Dallas guard’s head. “We’re going to do some talking. We’re going to do some shoving here and there because that’s how competitive both teams are.”

The Mavericks have to win to stay alive in the series but they know where they stand against the Thunder.

“It’s unfortunate, but I’m proud of the guys,” Dirk Nowitzki  told the Mavs’ official website.  “We’ve got some guys banged up, and they’re still out there trying to give it all they’ve got. Saying all that, we’re going to keep fighting on Monday. Whatever happens and whoever plays has got to come full swing, and we’ll go from there.”

Tickets for tonight’s game are still available so be sure to get yours today and help cheer on your Oklahoma City Thunder.

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Thunder blow Game Five

The Memphis Grizzlies went into Chesapeake Energy Arena confident that they can hang with  Kevin Durant and his Oklahoma City Thunder in Game 5 of the Western Conference Quarterfinals.  Thus far in the series, which was tied at two games apiece, three of the four games went into overtime.  Game 5 was no different. Setting an NBA record for consecutive overtime games, the Grizzles were led by Mike Conley who scored a team high 21 points sending the Thunder home in overtime 100-99 and only one game from a long summer vacation.

The Thunder, led by Russell Westbrook who had 30 points and 13 assists, now have to regroup and see if they can answer the Grizzlies back.

 “We knew it was going to be tough, they’re a great team, now we have to put all our energy and focus into the next game,” Head Coach Scott Brooks said after the game.  “We have to pick ourselves up and get ready and we have 48 hours to do that.”

Game six is scheduled for Thursday May 1st at 7:00 P.M.  Great seats and cheap tickets are still available!  Be sure to get yours now!