Oklahoma City Thunder Firsts

After two years of debating team names and logos, witness lists and e-mails, we’ve finally got a ballgame. Read on for an rundown of Oklahoma City Thunder firsts.

First field goal (11:07): Guard Earl Watson converts a layup coming off the right wing.

First free throw (10:32): Forward Jeff Green converts both ends of a shooting foul.

First turnover (9:28): Green on a bad bounce pass.

First foul (9:17): Nick Collison against Charlie Villanueva.

First rebound (9:01): Collison at the offensive end.

First booing of game officials (8:10): A charging call against Kevin Durant (the proper call, however).

First defensive rebound (8:17): By Green. Not a good sign when it takes this long to get a defensive rebound.

First double-digit deficit (18-7 at 6:29 in first quarter): There figures to be plenty more of these this season.

First timeout (6:22): Not coincidentally, followed seven seconds later by the first Thunder timeout.

First substitution (6:22): Chris Wilcox for Johan Petro.

First steal (6:01): By Earl Watson.

First half-court shot by fan during a timeout (3:29): The guy nearly made it, hitting the left side of the rim.

First home-state product to play (2:48): Former Oklahoma State great Desmond Mason enters and scores 19 seconds later.

First Thunder Girls sighting (between first and second quarters): Black trench coats and white, high-heeled, knee-high boots.

First dunk at Thunder basket (2:04 in second quarter): Unfortunately, it came during a timeout by the Thunder Dunk Team using a mini-tramp.

First points scored by Durant (11:13 in third quarter): He missed his first four field-goal attempts in a scoreless first half.

First dunk (7:43 in third quarter): Durant, smooth as silk along the left baseline.

First 20-point deficit (63-43 at 7:23 in third quarter): There figures to be plenty more of these, too.

First YMCA timeout dance (7:44 in fourth quarter): Needs work, people. Lots of work.

First 3-pointer (5:11 in fourth quarter): On right wing from Russell Westbrook. Pulled Thunder to within 90-79.

First mascot appearance: Never happened and won’t happen for several months until the team comes up with one.

First loss (9:33 p.m.): Bucks 98, Thunder 87.

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