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Thunder win every postseason game when fan nails $20K Half-Court shot

Published April 25, 2024 at 12:11

The Oklahoma City Thunder delivered a commanding performance against the New Orleans Pelicans, securing a resounding 124-92 victory on Wednesday to grab a 2-0 lead in their first-round series. Spearheaded by Shai Gilgeous-Alexander's stellar 33-point display, the Thunder showcased their potential as genuine contenders in the playoffs. However, amidst their on-court prowess, an intriguing subplot emerges: the role of fan engagement in their postseason success.

In a curious turn of events, luck seems to be favoring Thunder fans, quite literally. Over the weekend, a fan named Jaylen made a jaw-dropping half-court shot, bagging a whopping $20,000 prize. The thunderous eruption from the crowd undoubtedly fueled the team's momentum, propelling them to a narrow Game 1 victory. Following suit, Oklahoma City resident Eli Walch seized his moment during the MidFirst Bank Half-Court Shot contest, clinching another $20,000 windfall.

Eli, intending to allocate the winnings towards his upcoming wedding, encapsulates the euphoria shared by Thunder faithful. Remarkably, this marks the second instance of a fan netting the coveted prize since the playoffs commenced, underscoring the symbiotic relationship between fan fervor and team success. Despite Eli's post-shot dunk attempt falling short, the Thunder and their supporters remained undeterred, cruising to a convincing triumph.

With an unblemished record when rewarding fans with $20,000, the Thunder may have stumbled upon a winning formula. As they march forward in the playoffs, embracing fan involvement could prove to be their secret weapon, an element perhaps absent during their past star-studded eras featuring Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook, and James Harden.

Source Sports Illustrated : Thunder Undefeated During Postseason When a Fan Hits Half Court Shot Worth $20,000
Source Koco News 5 : Another OKC Thunder fan makes $20K half-court shot during playoffs
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