We’ve waited nearly a year for this to happen, and as the Oklahoma City Thunder makes its way through the NBA playoffs to the ultimate goal – the finals – fans will be watching oh so carefully. Sunday’s win over the Houston Rockets (lead by former teammate James “The Beard” Harden) quickly brought back the rush of last year’s run at the championships. Kevin, Russell, Serge, Thabo, Nick, Kendrick and the rest of the Thunder go into the second of a possible seven games tonight (April 24) at 6 p.m. at Chesapeake Energy Arena, 100 W. Reno Ave., once more against the Rockets. Unless the team wins the next three games, look for the Thunder and Rockets to return to the Peake Wednesday, May 1. We’re a little conflicted – who wouldn’t love to see the team sweep Houston, yet who could pass up that magic play on the home court that moves the Thunder into the semifinals? Tickets start at $36. Go to www.chesapeakearena.com for pricing and availability. Stay with www.nba.com/thunder/ for team up dates and schedules.