Thunder Social Scene: Win Or Go Home


Monday, May 30th 2016, 2:54 pm
By: News 9


There's nothing better in sports than a Game 7, and tonight's do-or-die matchup between the Thunder and Warriors sets up to be a game for the ages as each Western Conference team is hungry to punch their ticket to the 2016 NBA Finals. Our Dean Blevins (@DeanBlevins) and Thunder reporter Steve McGehee (@SteveMcGehee) will be tweeting updates from inside Oracle arena throughout the game, so keep checking in to ensure you don't miss out on a thing. 

Related: Game 7 Preview

First, Skip and Co. I guess KD is staying. Second, 5 straight & 2 stops makes it 4-pt game w 1:40. Stops and KD not forcing are keys.@news9

— Dean Blevins (@DeanBlevins) May 31, 2016

Series in sequence: Must score, 79-88. KD tightly guarded. Forces, misses 18', complains, no foul. Steph easily beats KD for layup. @NEWS9

— Dean Blevins (@DeanBlevins) May 31, 2016

Before we started, I'd take down 7, Serge at line, 5:26 left. @NEWS9 #OKCvsGSW

— Dean Blevins (@DeanBlevins) May 31, 2016

Big sequence. GSW misses bunny to go up 11. OKC runs, Serge finishes & 1 that could cut to 6 at 9:04. 5-point play. Crowd slowed. @NEWS9

— Dean Blevins (@DeanBlevins) May 31, 2016

So I guess despite fact OKC up 6 at half & in tough G7 vs defending champs, some high-rollers think if the margin goes to 20+, KD's gone. BS

— Dean Blevins (@DeanBlevins) May 31, 2016

So OKC scores 12pts in the 3rd and trail by 11. #News9Thunder

— Steve McGehee (@SteveMcGehee) May 31, 2016

Golden State living right, not much going OKC's way at the moment #News9Thunder

— Steve McGehee (@SteveMcGehee) May 31, 2016

Russ and Steph going at it Russ does not care for Curry. Simple as that. Thought he got hacked on previous J. Poise. Poise. Poise. @NEWS9

— Dean Blevins (@DeanBlevins) May 31, 2016

Horrible 3 miss by KD followed by no defense & lay-up & 1. House explodes. Major danger time. Don 6, @news9

— Dean Blevins (@DeanBlevins) May 31, 2016

Warriors have fired up 24 3's, they may go up to 40 before it's all over. #News9Thunder

— Steve McGehee (@SteveMcGehee) May 31, 2016

KD hacked, no call. Guess it'll have to draw blood from here out. Bad feeling. OKC must adjust. Can't let this one slip out to 10+. @news9

— Dean Blevins (@DeanBlevins) May 31, 2016

Dirty player. Russ getting hammered by you know who. @NEWS9

— Dean Blevins (@DeanBlevins) May 31, 2016

Wrong call.

— Dean Blevins (@DeanBlevins) May 31, 2016

#Thunder are lethal in transition. There haven't been lots of chances to run but seems picking up pace would benefit. @NEWS9 #OKCvsGSW

— Dean Blevins (@DeanBlevins) May 31, 2016

Nice to see from fire from Billy after the last Golden State bucket. #News9Thunder

— Steve McGehee (@SteveMcGehee) May 31, 2016

Here they go, adding by 3s again. @NEWS9 #OKCvsGSW

— Dean Blevins (@DeanBlevins) May 31, 2016

What a strange world we live in when Andre Roberson has attempted 4 more shots than KD at the half. #News9Thunder#bringbackheroball

— Brian Mueller (@BMuellerNews9) May 31, 2016

.@KlayThompson is so hot, I don't think the halftime break can cool him off. That dude can shoot. #HesOnFire #News9Thunder #Game7 #OKCvsGSW

— Chuck Fisher (@cfishernews9) May 31, 2016

Half Bullets:
KD 4 of just 5FGA.
Refs not 1-sided.
OKC just 1-4 FT.
Russ 14 pts, just 5-14FG but 7A to 1TO. Up 48-42. @NEWS9 #OKCvsGSW

— Dean Blevins (@DeanBlevins) May 31, 2016

Curry converts but OKC leads 48-42 at the break, love the fight from OKC #News9Thunder

— Steve McGehee (@SteveMcGehee) May 31, 2016

There's a reason the fine folks at Oracle are not replaying the tackle play in question. It does not favor Mr. Green. They'd show it if so.

— Dean Blevins (@DeanBlevins) May 31, 2016

Drama in Oracle, a possible hostile act on the floor act on the floor according to PA announcer. #News9Thunder

— Steve McGehee (@SteveMcGehee) May 31, 2016

Back to +9 faster than you can say 'attaboy Russ.' @news9

— Dean Blevins (@DeanBlevins) May 31, 2016

Andre's offensive game has reverted back to mid-high JV level. Gotta have him out there but he's killing #Thunder. 13 pt lead is 4. @NEWS9

— Dean Blevins (@DeanBlevins) May 31, 2016

Warriors live and die by the 3, Thunder lead cut to 4. #News9Thunder

— Steve McGehee (@SteveMcGehee) May 31, 2016

Getting to the halftime shack up double figs would be an unexpected statement to Dubs & their yellow-cloud full-throaters. @NEWS9 #OKCvsGSW

— Dean Blevins (@DeanBlevins) May 31, 2016

#Thunder need to force the dunk try at rim b/c GSW is all around the tin & no fouls being called -- on both ends. @news9

— Dean Blevins (@DeanBlevins) May 31, 2016

Either #Thunder not giving...or GSW not getting shots they'd like. @news9

— Dean Blevins (@DeanBlevins) May 31, 2016

Oracle sounding a lot like Lloyd Noble Center before Kruger arrived. Not good for home team.@NEWS9 @OU_MBBall #OU

— Dean Blevins (@DeanBlevins) May 31, 2016

Sweet Oop to Andre,this place got quiet real quick, Thunder up 13 #News9Thunder

— Steve McGehee (@SteveMcGehee) May 31, 2016

Solid gives OKC 8 and 4 in 8 minutes. Yes. @NEWS9

— Dean Blevins (@DeanBlevins) May 31, 2016

The clever guy next to me from OKC says, 'Nothing personal, but Go Pens!' @NEWS9 #OKCvsGSW

— Dean Blevins (@DeanBlevins) May 31, 2016

THIS is the offense #Thunder need in 4th. Composed. Space & pace. Move ball. @NEWS9 #OKCvsGSW

— Dean Blevins (@DeanBlevins) May 31, 2016

OKC's 3 of 9 threes equals G6 output.
GSW's 2 of 6 won't last long.
Prefer to not hear from Klay anytime soon. @NEWS9 #OKCvsGSW

— Dean Blevins (@DeanBlevins) May 31, 2016

Thunder 24 Warriors 19 after one, Warriors had 20 after the first in Game Six. #News9Thunder

— Steve McGehee (@SteveMcGehee) May 31, 2016

Horrible no-call on Kanter fouled at rim! Has gotten old. And unfortunate. @NEWS9

— Dean Blevins (@DeanBlevins) May 31, 2016

Seems the more uptight team is the one in white ... as it should be ... and, as it will be if close in 4th.@NEWS9 #OKCvsGSW #News9Thunder

— Dean Blevins (@DeanBlevins) May 31, 2016

OKC hits 3 behind the line, lead by six with 2:34 left in opening quarter. #News9Thunder

— Steve McGehee (@SteveMcGehee) May 31, 2016

KlayThompson awfully quiet....meaning great D. First point for him at 4:24 on second FT. Still up 3. Key stretch for Dion. @NEWS9

— Dean Blevins (@DeanBlevins) May 31, 2016

Durant hasn't taken a shot yet #News9Thunder

— Steve McGehee (@SteveMcGehee) May 31, 2016

Strong start, up 11-10. Dubs got 29-footer that even Steph's not gonna hit over 3 of 10. Stars gotta let game keep going to them. @NEWS9

— Dean Blevins (@DeanBlevins) May 31, 2016

Thunder up 11-10, despite two Curry 3's, OKC not backing down #News9Thunder

— Steve McGehee (@SteveMcGehee) May 31, 2016

Serge will continue to get the best looks of anyone (except Dre, but he doesn't really count). Simply must hit a good % of them. @NEWS9

— Dean Blevins (@DeanBlevins) May 31, 2016

Roberson is already a better D stopper than Thabo in his prime. @news9

— Dean Blevins (@DeanBlevins) May 31, 2016

With Memorial Day & full day to lube up and arrive early, Oracle is 10x more into Game 7 than others. @news9

— Dean Blevins (@DeanBlevins) May 31, 2016

Forget Game 5 and 6, another tremendous opportunity has arrived for OKC. #News9Thunder

— Steve McGehee (@SteveMcGehee) May 31, 2016

Let's get it on. One last time. Hang in till 4th. GSW will feel some heat too. Far from impossible. @news9 #OKCvsGSW pic.twitter.com/RXsCKx9Bbv

— Dean Blevins (@DeanBlevins) May 31, 2016

I predicted #Thunder in 5 over @dallasmavs , Thunder in 6 over @spurs, and @warriors in 7 over Oklahoma City. #OKCvsGSW #News9Thunder

— Chuck Fisher (@cfishernews9) May 30, 2016

@buddyhield at Oracle, envisioning himself in less than a year. #Thunder 3-ball? @News9 pic.twitter.com/CK0SSqdp8v

— Dean Blevins (@DeanBlevins) May 30, 2016

@SteveMcGehee finishes 4pm hit @news9. We report live fro Oracle on #Thunder-Warriors at 5:14 and 6:20CST pic.twitter.com/UgZ6vdtpxL

— Dean Blevins (@DeanBlevins) May 30, 2016

Russ needs a lot of looks like this 12-foot bank shot tonight. Looks as determined as ever. Must play smart. @news9 pic.twitter.com/1RpEECVWiK

— Dean Blevins (@DeanBlevins) May 30, 2016

Buddy Hield has arrived for Game 7. #News9Thunder #Sooners pic.twitter.com/8tyNbozxvE

— Steve McGehee (@SteveMcGehee) May 30, 2016

#Thunder could join #OU FB & BB as 2015-16 teams from Oklahoma falling short in round sending winner to title game/series.@NEWS9#OKCvsGSW

— Dean Blevins (@DeanBlevins) May 30, 2016

It's laughable that some prominent nat'l media believe KD's OKC future depends on outcome & whether an OKC loss is close or blowout. @NEWS9

— Dean Blevins (@DeanBlevins) May 30, 2016

Pretty cool, Craig Sager started 2 sing Happy Birthday&the rest of us media joined, as Donovan walked into the interview room. #News9Thunder

— Steve McGehee (@SteveMcGehee) May 30, 2016

Billy D thanks media for singing Happy BDay on his 51st. Says down stretch stars must move ball. @News9 #OKCvsGSW pic.twitter.com/thLNTFIPZa

— Dean Blevins (@DeanBlevins) May 30, 2016

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Our Dean Blevins and Thunder reporter Steve McGehee will be tweeting updates from inside Oracle arena throughout Game 7 between the Thunder and Warriors. 

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