Thunder Return Home For Game 3

Friday, May 20th 2011, 3:20 pm
By: News 9

Layna Dewell, Staff

OKLAHOMA CITY— The Oklahoma City Thunder evened the Western Conference Finals series Thursday with a 106-100 win over the Dallas Mavericks.

Now, the series shifts back to Oklahoma City, where the Thunder looks to use home court advantage to move ahead of Dallas in the series.

Game three is set for Saturday May, 21 at 8 p.m. inside the Oklahoma City Arena.

Although tickets have already sold out for the game, fans still have a few last minute ways of getting tickets and even if you don't have a seat inside the arena, there are plenty of other ways to Thunder Up for Saturday's game.

Once again, Thunder Alley will be full of buzz well before the game tips off. The games, food and fun open up at 5 p.m.

Basketball on the sport court, live music by the Mighty Regulars, interactive games, food vendors and face painting will all be open for fans to enjoy.

Fans are also encouraged to bring a chair and watch the game on the big screen outside the arena.

The Thunder Rewards Zone is one way fans can still score tickets to the game.

Beginning at 4 p.m. fans can stop by and register for their chance at a pair of tickets to the game. Registration will close at 6 p.m. and at 6:30 names will be drawn and 25 pairs of tickets will be given away free to fans, then 75 additional winners will have the opportunity to purchase a pair of the remaining 150 tickets. In addition, the first 100 people to register at the Thunder Rewards Zone Saturday will receive free wings from Buffalo Wild Wings.

Doors to the arena open at 6:30 p.m. and fans are encouraged to wear blue and be in their seats by 7:30 p.m.

Here's a rundown of Saturday's game events:

4-6:00 p.m.-- Thunder Rewards Zone Registration
5:00 p.m.--Thunder Alley Opens
6:30 p.m.—Doors Open
6:30 p.m.—Thunder Rewards Zone winners drawn
7:30 p.m.—Fans are encouraged to be in their seats
8:00 p.m.—Tipoff inside the Oklahoma City Arena

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