OKC Thunder to Take On San Antonio Spurs Tonight
Tonight could very well make history for the thriving metropolis known as Oklahoma City. The energetic young Thunder basketball team has a chance to land a spot in the NBA Finals for the first time in franchise history. But first they have to get past the veteran Spurs, a team whose 20-game winning streak the Thunder broke last week on the Spurs’ home court.
Winning three straight games against the solid San Antonio team, led by Manu Ginobili and Tim Duncan, the Thunder have more than a good chance of playing for the NBA title. “We have a great opportunity; we’re on our home floor, but that doesn’t guarantee automatic victory,” said Thunder head coach, Scott Brooks.
Loyal Thunder fans, though, are hoping it does. Chesapeake Energy Arena will house thousands of fans from all over Oklahoma, and millions more will tune in to TNT tonight at 9:00 ET to watch what is sure to be an exciting game 6 p.m.
The Thunder team has come a long way since their 23-59 inaugural season record in 2008. This season, the Thunder finished with an impressive 47-19 record, losing only two games out of their first ten. Speaking of ten, that’s the number of playoff games the Thunder have won in a row, making it their longest winning streak of the 2011-2012 season.
This track record bodes well for the momentum-riding Thunder, but the back-against-the-wall Spurs likely won’t go down without a fight.
Will Kevin Durant and the rising Thunder superstars hold off the aging Spurs and gain their first ever trip to the NBA finals?