Once leading the series 3-1, the '96 Sonics faced a desperate '12 Thunder team looking to force a Game 7. And with an epic fourth quarter collapse, the '96 Seattle SuperSonics all but handed it to them.
1996 Sonics vs. 2012 Thunder
"One" franchise with their last and their first/last appearance in the NBA Finals separated by relocation to two cities, Seattle and Oklahoma City. One cherishes their 41 years of history and the other would rather be known as an expansion team. The Sonics and Thunder are forever linked though, so which Finals team was better?
Another close game, but the young Thunder stayed together and avoided elimination... at least for now
The '12 Thunder Russell Westbrook's play is under scrutiny once again after a devastating Game 4 against the '96 Sonics.
After a heartbreaking loss in Seattle, the Thunder and Sonics up the stakes with an overtime thriller.
Led by Shawn Kemp’s 27 points and 18 rebounds, the SuperSonics used a 23-4 run that spanned the end of the second and beginning of the third quarter lead that they would never relinquish. Seattle held fort at home for the Game 1, 110-97 win.