clock menu more-arrow no yes

Filed under:

Throwback Thursday: Oklahoma City's First Playoff Win

New, comments
Dilip Vishwanat

In this edition of "Throwback Thursday", we take a look at the first ever playoff win for the Oklahoma City Thunder. This is a picture of Kevin Durant dunking on Metta World Peace (formerly known as Ron Artest) from April 22, 2010.

April 22, 2010 is the date of the Thunder's first ever win in the NBA Playoffs. In the 2009-2010 season, OKC went 50-32 and earned themselves the 8-seed in the playoffs against the Los Angeles Lakers.

The Thunder lost the first two games of the series at the Staples Center in LA, but then took the series back home to the Chesapeake Energy Arena (then known as the Ford Center) and beat the Lakers in the game pictured above 101-96. Kevin Durant dropped 29 points and got 4 boards, including this dunk.

The Thunder proceeded to win their next game at the Ford Center 110-89, before dropping the next two games to lose the series.

Although this wasn't the most glorious series for OKC, it was a historic moment, considering it was their first playoff appearance and win as a franchise.