OKLAHOMA CITY — The first playoff game against the Lakers brought high excitement downtown Monday night.
Thunder Alley was hopping by 5:30 p.m., three hours before the game started.
Everyone aware that Metta World Peace was going to be in the house.
Many youngsters like Curtis Russell excited to be there despite having to go to school the next day.
“Yeah, I think I’ll be up all night watching the Thunder on the big screen and watching the Thunder beat the Lakers and Metta World Peace lose,” Russell said.
De Michael Robinson, 13, is ready for a late night and the consequences.
“I’ll probably fall asleep in class but I hope I don’t. Yeah, it’s worth it,” Robinson said.
Fifty people also won free tickets to the game.
Another 75 people won the chance to purchase tickets for $10.