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Thunder fans, downtown businesses ready for the playoffs

Downtown Oklahoma City buildings are outfitted with Thunder banners for the 2018 NBA Playoffs. (KOKH/Jordann Lucero)

The Thunder started their search to the championship with their 50th home playoff game, Sunday night.

For the first round of the 2018 NBA Playoffs, the Thunder take on the Utah Jazz. The first two games in the series will be played at Chesapeake Energy Arena.

Downtown is decked out in signs featuring the players. Fans' spirits are up. Businesses around the arena will compete for their business this post-season.

"We get probably about 50% more business. You know, and sometimes more than that," said Bobby Williams who runs Hot Dog OKC.

At his food truck, he's ready to serve more customers.

"It's awesome. It's a lot of fun. You meet a lot of people," Williams said.

He'll be busy for weeks to come if fans' high hopes come true.

"We've got to win it all. We've got to go all the way this year," fans exclaimed.

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