Want Thunder tickets? Here’s how to get them

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OKLAHOMA CITY -- Thunder fans are gearing up for the start of the NBA playoffs Saturday night downtown at The Chesapeake Arena.

Everyone in town is trying to get a seat to the big game.

Most of the 14,000 season ticket holders are going to Game One.

A small amount of extra tickets went on sale at www.nba.com/thunder and sold out in a matter of minutes.

But there are still some options for fans who'd like a seat.

The options seem to be more secure and possibly more expensive than ever.

Thunder spokesperson Dan Mahoney said, "It's a great problem to have, lots of demand for Thunder tickets in general but especially for playoffs."

You can buy unwanted tickets on eBay, stub hub, or on the street, but the only spot where you are guaranteed that your ticket will get you into the game is the team's official "Ticket Exchange."

Mahoney said, "It's the safest, most secure way to buy online."

Since the City of Oklahoma City recently lifted the scalping ban, ticket sellers can ask and legally get a price that reflects the demand of a seat for the big game, above face value.

Also, 200 lucky fans will have a chance to buy or win a last-minute ticket to the game at the Thunder Reward Zone.

Love's is sponsoring Thunder Alley this year.

It starts at 5:30 p.m.