The fan nightmare that was the NBA contract dispute is over, and professional basketball has been making up for lost time. It couldn’t be truer for our own Oklahoma City Thunder. With the season pushed back to a Dec. 25 opening due to negotiations between pro team owners and players, the Thunder stormed out against Orlando Magic with a 97-89 win. The streak kept going against the Minnesota Timberwolves, Memphis Grizzlies, Dallas Mavericks and Phoenix Suns until Jan. 2’s loss to the Mavericks followed by the Portland Trail Blazers. The Thunder team regained its footing on successive matches to deliver what Oklahoma and game watchers knew it could do. With the game schedule continuing into the end of April, there’s still a lot of terrain highs and, yes, possible lows the team can experience. Expectations are high for the relatively new team. If the early part of the season is any indication, the Thunder will get some serious backing from its most important supporters: Fans.

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