Oklahoma City, Thursday, Nov. 1 – The Oklahoma City Thunder will play its first home game of the 2012-13 season tomorrow night at Chesapeake Energy Arena, tipping off at 7 p.m. against the Portland Trail Blazers.

TICKETS: The team noted that tickets for the game are available two ways: through the NBATickets Resale Marketplace and on game night at the Kia Thunder Rewards Zone.

Formerly the Thunder TicketExchange, the NBATickets Resale Marketplace is the only Thunder-authorized outlet for fan-to-fan ticket sales

Like a right-off-the-shelf novel, tonight the Thunder opens the cover and starts the first chapter of the 2012-13 season.

With core characters like Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook and Nick Collison along with critical players like Serge Ibaka, Thabo Sefolosha and Kendrick Perkins, Thunder fans know what to expect from the team. Under the tutelage of Head Coach Scott Brooks, new pieces to the Thunder’s story will be woven into the narrative, as rookies Perry Jones and Jeremy Lamb find their places and newcomers Kevin Martin and Hasheem Thabeet take on roles in the rotation.

OKLAHOMA CITY, October 31, 2012 – The Oklahoma City Thunder signed center Daniel Orton, it was announced today by Executive Vice President and General Manager Sam Presti.

Orton (6-10, 255), who signed with the Thunder D-League affiliate Tulsa 66ers earlier today, is the first Thunder NBA D-League GATORADE call-up of the 2012-13 NBA season.

NBA players race from practices to film sessions to shootarounds to the weight room. Then after home games, they hop on planes to go to cities dotted all across the country to play away games, only to come back and repeat the process dozens of times throughout the season. For a moment, even just a couple of hours, it’s nice for these players to forget about the rigors of the game and witness a different side of life.

Oklahoma City, Tuesday, Oct. 30 – Oklahoma City Thunder fans can expect to find new features at Chesapeake Energy Arena when the 2012-13 season begins this week, the team announced today.

Highlights of the ongoing renovations include a new Grand Entrance on the southwest side of the building, a new dining option at Center Court Grill and a Kids Zone play area on the main concourse.