Oklahoma City Thunder Game Tickets
Team: Oklahoma City Thunder
Home Games: Chesapeake Energy Arena
All-Time Greats: Gary Payton, Kevin Durant, Fred Brown, Ray Allen, Jack Sikma, Russell Westbrook, Dale Ellis, Shawn Kemp, Dennis Johnson, Rashard Lewis
Rivals: Los Angeles Lakers, Utah Jazz, Dallas Mavericks, San Antonio Spurs, Memphis Grizzlies
Oklahoma City Thunder TicketsThe Oklahoma City Thunder was established in 1967 originally in Seattle as the SuperSonics also shortened to the Seattle Sonics. The team joined the NBA Western Conference Northwest Division and went on to play in the playoffs a total of 22 times. The Sonics won the division title six times and advanced to the finals three times. The franchise won the NBA Championship in 1979. In the 2008-2009 season, the Sonics relocated to Oklahoma City after 41 years in Seattle and were renamed the Oklahoma City Thunder. The team recruited forward Kevin Durant and guard Russell Westbrook, who helped qualify the team for the playoffs. The Thunders went to the Western Conference finals in 2010-2011 and 2013-2014. They reached the NBA finals in 2011-2012. The Thunder went against the Golden State Warriors in the conference finals in 2015-2016. In 2016-2017, Durant left the Thunder to join the Warriors. The Thunder added Paul George in the 2017-2018 season. You can see some of these star players in live games. The Oklahoma City Thunder's tickets are available at StubHub.
What was the Oklahoma City Thunder’s record in 2018?The Oklahoma City Thunder’s 2018 record was 49-33. The Thunder finished 6th in the NBA Western Conference.
Who are the career leaders of the Oklahoma City Thunder?Gary Payton is one of the best point guard players in NBA history. Payton is credited for being able to hold off Michael Jordan of the Chicago Bulls during his heyday. Payton is commended for his defensive play on the court. He averaged 2.2 steals per game between 1993 and 1999. After completing his tenure with the Thunder (back then the Seattle Sonics), Payton won the championship with the Miami Heat in 2006. Kevin Durant is another respected player. He wore jerseys for both the Seattle Sonics as well as the Oklahoma City Thunder. Durant averaged 20 points per game and brought the Thunder to their NBA finals appearance in 2012—their first since 1996.
Who is the head coach for the Oklahoma City Thunder?The head coach for Oklahoma City Thunder is Billy Donovan who has been with the franchise for four seasons so far. Coach Donovan was with the University of Florida’s Gators for 19 years where he brought the team two national championships and four finals games. Coach Donovan’s track record also includes the 2014 FIBA Americas, U19 World Championship Team in 2013, and a gold medal at the 2012 USA U18 National Team. Coach Donovan worked with the Kentucky Wildcats for five years.
Where does the Oklahoma City Thunder play their home games?The Oklahoma City Thunder plays their home games at the Chesapeake Energy Arena in downtown Oklahoma City. The arena completed its construction in 2002 and was built to accommodate home sports games as well as entertainment. Over $89 million was invested in the construction. Entertainers including Cher, Britney Spears, Justin Timberlake, Jay-Z, Elton John, Lady Gaga and Bon Jovi have performed at the arena. The Chesapeake Energy Arena also hosted the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship three times, as well as the NCAA Women’s Basketball Regionals four times.
Who are the rivals to the Oklahoma City Thunder?The Los Angeles Lakers are the biggest rival team to Oklahoma City Thunder. Kobe Bryant and Lamar Odom had a tendency to go head-to-head on the court whenever the two teams met. Whenever the Lakers meet the Thunder, fans can sense the tension and excitement brought on by the two teams’ rivalry.
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