Thunder Social Scene: Steve's In Houston


Sunday, April 16th 2017, 4:53 pm
By: News 9


The NBA Playoffs are finally here, and the Thunder will get things started with Game 1 against the Rockets on Sunday night (8 p.m.) in Houston. Our Thunder Reporter Steve McGehee (@SteveMcGehee) made the trip to H-Town and will be tweeting live updates during the game, so check back throughout to keep up with the action. 

Related: Playoff Preview: Rockets Host Thunder On Easter Night


 

Time to regroup for Game 2 #News9Thunder

— Steve McGehee (@SteveMcGehee) April 17, 2017

If they don't play more inspired, the #Thunder are about to get embarrassed. It may be unavoidable anyway. @NEWS9

— Dean Blevins (@DeanBlevins) April 17, 2017

The Rockets are just 7-24 from downtown through 3 quarters yet they lead OKC by 15. That's... surprising. #News9Thunder

— Lee Benson (@LeeBensonNews9) April 17, 2017

Rockets 89 Thunder 74 after 3, 9 OKC turnovers in the quarter #News9Thunder

— Steve McGehee (@SteveMcGehee) April 17, 2017

A ton of stuff Billy Donovan must clean up at half. But w all the madness, #Thunder trails by just 5. Russ & Billy D will determine winner

— Dean Blevins (@DeanBlevins) April 17, 2017

A ton of stuff Billy Donovan must clean up at half. But w all the madness, #Thunder trails by just 5. Russ & Billy D will determine winner

— Dean Blevins (@DeanBlevins) April 17, 2017

Rockets 59 Thunder 54 H, Rockets 3/16 behind the arc, Andre is the big surprise with 11, need more Oladipo-4pts 1/7 shooting #News9Thunder

— Steve McGehee (@SteveMcGehee) April 17, 2017

How many times will I write (Harden drive and score ) on my shot sheet? The Thunder back in front 52-51 #News9Thunder

— Steve McGehee (@SteveMcGehee) April 17, 2017

Andre Roberson 3-3 from downtown. Didn't know that would be a thing tonight. #News9Thunder

— Lee Benson (@LeeBensonNews9) April 17, 2017

I'd bet that at some time in this series ... or in his lifetime, @russwest44 will punch Patrick Beverley in the face. @okcthunder @news9

— Dean Blevins (@DeanBlevins) April 17, 2017

The Thunder is defending the outside pretty well so far. Not giving up many open looks from downtown. Houston 2-12 from three. #News9Thunder

— Lee Benson (@LeeBensonNews9) April 17, 2017

#Thunder must have Grant play very well to win this series. Off to good start. Need to adjust to Rocket's 2nd chance pts. Not wait till 1/2.

— Dean Blevins (@DeanBlevins) April 17, 2017

10 lead changes so far, the Rockets have 28 points in the paint, 14 for OKC #News9Thunder

— Steve McGehee (@SteveMcGehee) April 17, 2017

Thunder 29 Rockets 27 after Q1, Andre's D stands out along with his two 3's #News9Thunder

— Steve McGehee (@SteveMcGehee) April 17, 2017

Nice rally from bad start for #Thunder & in good position early despite Russ' shooting woes. Now, if Dre can finish w 2-2 from 3!...@NEWS9

— Dean Blevins (@DeanBlevins) April 17, 2017

How good has Dre been? 2 for 2 on threes. And forced back to back airballs from Harden. 0-4 overall. @news9

— Dean Blevins (@DeanBlevins) April 17, 2017

Is that 5 airballs from Houston? #News9Thunder

— Steve McGehee (@SteveMcGehee) April 17, 2017

.@okcthunder should attack Harden and Anderson every time possible. They're weak enough on D to rank alongside Kanter & McDermott. @NEWS9

— Dean Blevins (@DeanBlevins) April 17, 2017

Avoiding two early fouls by Adams and Roberson critical for @okcthunder @news9

— Dean Blevins (@DeanBlevins) April 17, 2017


 

If Adams doesn't go after rebounds harder than that OKC is toast. @NEWS9

— Dean Blevins (@DeanBlevins) April 17, 2017

I see Red #News9Thunder pic.twitter.com/1wOP1qo7oB

— Steve McGehee (@SteveMcGehee) April 17, 2017

Earlier this evening @SteveMcGehee unveiled his prediction for the Thunder-Rockets series. #News9Thunder pic.twitter.com/NcBRaPfWdZ

— Lee Benson (@LeeBensonNews9) April 17, 2017

and so it begins #News9Thunder pic.twitter.com/GRkD6MHR4i

— Steve McGehee (@SteveMcGehee) April 17, 2017

They flew in from Chicago to see Russ play tonight #News9Thunder pic.twitter.com/q49DTqbXjP

— Steve McGehee (@SteveMcGehee) April 17, 2017

Rockets come into @okcthunder series w several key shooters cold. Long layoff may help, but OKC D key -- & Andre w more anti-Beard D!@news9

— Dean Blevins (@DeanBlevins) April 17, 2017

The Thunder is scheduled to tip off Game 1 tonight at 8:00 in Houston. Here are some of the best OKC soundbites from earlier. #News9Thunder pic.twitter.com/mMzkbnuiRS

— News 9 Sports (@News9Sport) April 16, 2017

The 3rd time is the charm #News9Thunder pic.twitter.com/nqOLRI1oGl

— Steve McGehee (@SteveMcGehee) April 16, 2017

Harden has arrived #News9Thunder pic.twitter.com/zS80HzbaAZ

— Steve McGehee (@SteveMcGehee) April 16, 2017

.@SteveMcGehee will check in from Houston at 5:50 to preview Game 1 between the Thunder & Rockets #News9Thunder #RussFace pic.twitter.com/40uMc6MNLl

— News 9 (@NEWS9) April 16, 2017

ICYMI: Playoff Preview: Rockets Host Thunder On Easter Night #News9Thunder https://t.co/m7RblStizR

— News 9 Sports (@News9Sport) April 16, 2017

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Our Thunder Reporter Steve McGehee made the trip to Houston and will be tweeting live updates during tonight's Game 1 matchup against the Rockets. 

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