Thunder fans already looking forward to next season after Saturday’s heartbreaking loss

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A day after the Thunder’s season ending loss and to most fans it still hurts.

Ken Lambert says, “Oh man it hurts.”

Phylis Hadley says, “It was pretty rough. It was hard for all of us.”

Many fans woke up Sunday morning hoping it was just a bad nightmare, but an empty Chesapeake arena is our reality now for the next four months or so.

Spurs fan Grace Hadley says, “That’s the hardest one to lose when you know you’re right there and it’s right in your grasp and you just can’t get to it. Even though I am a spurs fan it was hard to see them go.”

The player many fans feel for the most is veteran Derek Fisher who is still undecided on whether or not this is his last season on the court.

Grace Hadley says, “Seeing Derek Fisher kind of walk off and seeing his emotion that he was wearing and the possibility that he’s done.”

Phylis Hadley says, “That was heartbreaking to see him walk off the court like that.”

Through the heartbreak, many are already coming up with strategies that might help the Thunder take it all the way next year.

“It’s a big disappointment but you know that we’ve got next year,” says Phylis Hadley. “We will just keep Westbrook healthy. Reggie’s going to grow as a player. He’s going to mature more and he’s going to rock us next year. Were going to take it all the way.”

“Were just short a couple of people,” says Ken Lambert. “Maybe a big guy maybe an outside shooter, some inside presence that can score and an outside presence that can score and who knows.”

“We have nothing to hang our heads about,” says Phylis Hadley. “We were strong in the end and gave them a fight and didn’t hand it to them.”

Ken Lambert says, “Last night was hurt and tonight’s more looking forward to next year and what can we do to get there.”