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Lakers, Thunder ready to rumble in Round 2


OKLAHOMA CITY — While the skies appear to be clear, many Oklahomans will be expecting to hear the rumble of Thunder Monday night.

Round Two of the NBA Playoffs begins at The Peake Monday at 8:30 p.m. with the Oklahoma City Thunder taking on the Los Angeles Lakers.

LA beat the Denver Nuggets Friday night in Game 7 to advance to the second round to face OKC.

Experts and fans alike will have their eyes set on this series, as the league’s top two scorers will face off again.

Not to mention, this will be the first time James Harden and Metta World Peace will be put on the court together since that infamous incident.

Currently, the Thunder lead the Lakers in points per game, but fall short against LA in rebounds per game.

Thunder players said Kendrick Perkins looks ready to play after injuring his hip against Dallas.

However, Thunder coach Scott Brooks has not made that announcement.

Fans will be able to enjoy the festivities surrounding the playoffs long before the players take the court.

The streets in front of the arena will be turned into the Love’s Thunder Alley, where fans can enjoy a free block party with games, playoff merchandise and an array of live entertainment.

Officials with the arena said they will have a final batch of 200 tickets available for Monday’s game.

Those tickets will be awarded to lucky fans through a raffle, which will at 7 p.m.

If you want to have a chance to win those tickets, you are encouraged to be at the arena between 4:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. to pick up a raffle ticket.

Organizers said 25 pairs of tickets will be given away, while the final 75 raffle winners will be allowed to purchase pairs of tickets.

If you are not one of those fortunate few to be inside the arena, the Thunder will broadcast the game live on a screen outside for people who still want to be a part of the atmosphere.