Thunder to Host Start of Round 2 Monday

OKLAHOMA CITY, Sunday, May 13 – On Monday, the Oklahoma City Thunder will take on the Los Angeles Lakers at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Game 1 of Round 2 of the NBA Western Conference Playoffs. Tip off is set for 8:30 p.m. and festivities at Love’s Thunder Alley on Reno Ave. will begin as early as 5:30 p.m. The game will be televised exclusively on TNT as well as the Thunder Radio Network statewide. 


In Love's Thunder Alley, fans can enjoy the free block party on Reno Ave with interactive games, purchase Playoff merchandise, visit the Budweiser Beer Garden and enjoy appearances by Thunder entertainment groups. Fans coming to the game are encouraged to be in their sears no later than 8:00 p.m.


            For fans not attending the game, the Thunder will broadcast the game live outside the arena for free on the giant BOLT video board. Fans are encouraged to bring their own blankets and seats. Concessions will be offered outside for extended hours to accommodate fans watching the game outdoors.


A final batch of 200 tickets will be awarded at the Thunder Rewards Zone outside the arena at 7 p.m. Registration begins at 4:30 p.m. and will last two hours. The raffle will reward 25 pairs of Love’s Loud City tickets, and another 75 fans will win the chance to purchase the remaining Love’s Loud City tickets. Please note that arriving early will not increase the chances of winning. The Thunder Rewards Zone is presented by Buffalo Wild Wings on Northwest Expressway.


Fans watching the game on TNT can join a Live Thunder Chat via THUNDER.NBA.COM during the game and then stay connected for a live online post-game show featuring Thunder broadcasters Brian Davis, Grant Long, Matt Pinto and Kelly Crull. It will feature game analysis and interviews. 


Thunder Event Schedule for Monday is below:


  • Thunder Alley Opens: 5:30 p.m.
  • Thunder Rewards Zone Winners Announced: 7 p.m.
  • Doors Open: 7 p.m. 
  • Fans in seats: 8 p.m.
  • Tip off: 8:30 p.m.