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OKC Thunder Commentators And Broadcast Team

By Bishow Adhikari / 30 November 2023 09:58 AM

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OKC Thunder commentators are Brian Davis, Michael Cage and Chris Fisher. Davis has been part of the Thunder broadcasting panel for seven seasons.

Bally Sports broadcasts Thunder Oklahoma season began October 13 with a preseason game in San Antonio. The season opener at Minnesota on October 19 was the first regular-season broadcast.

Chris Fisher, Michael Cage, Nick Gallo and Paris Lawson returned for the 15th season of Thunder Basketball.

Bally Sports+ is the new way to stream and watch Thunder TV broadcasts launched this season. The Bally Sports app and website provide access to the subscription streaming service.

Oklahoma City Thunder live stream can access Bally Sports+ content via the web, iOS and Android devices, tvOS, Roku, Android TV and Amazon Fire TV.

The home game against the Orlando Magic on November 1 was aired exclusively on TNT.

Oklahoma City Thunder Announcers

The announcers for the Oklahoma City are:

  • Michael Cage
  • Brian Davis

Michael Cage joined the OKC Thunder announcers broadcast team in 2014 as the FOX Sports Oklahoma television analyst. Cage has experience as a broadcaster and a high school and AAU basketball coach.

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He has worked as a television analyst for the Memphis Grizzlies, FOX Sports West, Prime Ticket and Westwood One radio.

Cage has a long history of volunteering in the community both during and after his NBA career. The Michael Cage Foundation mentors, teaches and shares life lessons with young athletes.

Following his playing career, Cage became a broadcaster as well as a high school and  AAU basketball coach. He also coached the Cleveland Cavaliers at the 2013 NBA Summer League in Las Vegas.

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Brian Davis is in his seventh season as the Oklahoma City Thunder television announcer. He is a member of the Thunder broadcast team on FOX Sports Oklahoma which has won 3 regional Heartland Emmy Awards since 2008.

Davis has also called professional games in three other sports such as football, hockey and soccer. He completed his degree in journalism study from Northwestern University.

He hosted Seattle SuperSonics telecasts called occasional Sonics games. He has also worked as a sideline reporter and studio host for NBA Radio in 2004.

Davis has also worked as a television studio host for the Chicago Bulls broadcasts. He has called play-by-play for college football and basketball for the Big Ten Conference, Conference USA, Pacific-10 Conference and the Mid-American Conference.

Davis has covered the Olympics, NBA Finals, Stanley Cup Finals, Chicago Blackhawks and DePaul Blue Demons men's basketball and Bears radio broadcasts.

Commentators List For OKC Thunder TV

The commentators for the OKC Thunder TV are:

  • Chris Fisher
  • Nick Gallo
  • Paris Lawson

Chris Fisher joined the broadcasting team in the 2018 - 2019 season as the Oklahoma City Thunder television play-by-play announcer.

He is a University of Southern California graduate who relocated to Oklahoma City from Los Angeles where he worked as the radio voice for USC basketball and the host of Trojan football broadcasts for eight years.

Hosting the basketball play-by-play for FS1, FOX Sports West, the PAC-12 Network and Time Warner Cable are among Fisher's television credits.

Fisher also worked as a broadcaster for a minor league baseball team called the Eugene.

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Nick Gallo joined the Thunder as a digital reporter in 2012. He has been providing courtside reports for Bally Sports Oklahoma game broadcasts since the 2014-15 season.

Gallo also contributes to the Thunder website where he writes practice reports, game previews, game recaps, features and community stories.

Gallo spent two seasons as a reporter for the New York Jets website before moving to Oklahoma City. Previously, he reported for the Tennessee Titans website for two seasons.

Before graduating in 2010, he covered sports for the Vanderbilt Hustler and wrote for the Chapel Hill News in his hometown of North Carolina.

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Paris Lawson joined the Thunder as a Digital Content Reporter prior to the 2019 - 2020 season and later joined the Bally Sports Oklahoma broadcast team as a sideline reporter.

Lawson writes about the Oklahoma City Thunder including game previews, recaps, feature stories and the Thunder's impact on the community.

Prior to joining the Thunder Lawson covered collegiate and professional sports in her hometown of Nashville, Tennessee.

She has worked as a sideline reporter and analyst for women's volleyball, men's and women's basketball and USL soccer coverage on television and radio.

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Lawson graduated from Belmont University in Nashville. She played Division 1 basketball and won four consecutive Ohio Valley Conference Tournament titles earning four automatic berths to the NCAA tournament.

She also co-hosts the Thunder Basketball Universe podcast, presented by COOP Ale Works, where she covers the team and the organization.

OKC Thunder Radio Broadcast Team

OKC Thunder Radio network members are:

  • Matt Pinto
  • Eleno Ornelas

Matt Pinto is a veteran NBA play-by-play announcer who has been with the team since 2007. He broadcasts all Thunder Radio Network games including the flagship station WWLS and the Sports Animal FM.

He previously worked as the Clippers radio voice for two seasons. Pinto was a member of the Dallas Mavericks broadcast team from 1997 to 2005.

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Pinto also worked as a talk show host for KESN radio and as the play-by-play announcer for The Football Network NCAA Division IAA regional game.

The Associated Press named Pinto the best play-by-play announcer in Texas in 1997.

Pinto was the radio play-by-play voice of the NBA Charlotte Hornets from 1990 to 1997. The Charlotte Observer named him the Premier Sportscaster in North Carolina in 1992.

Pinto also served as the play-by-play voice of UNC-Charlotte basketball games on television and an occasional host of ESPN national sports talk shows and as the play-by-play voice of Westwood One college basketball.

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Eleno Ornelas joined the Thunder in 2009 as the Spanish radio play-by-play announcer for WKY OKC radio stations 930 AM and other. 

Ornelas is also the Texas Rangers Spanish broadcast coordinator and the play-by-play announcer for all Ranger Spanish radio broadcasts.

He joined the Rangers Spanish radio broadcast team in 2000 contributing to the play-by-play before becoming the team's full-time play-by-play announcer in 2003.

He has done radio play-by-play for the Dallas Mavericks as well as Dallas Cowboys coverage. Ornelas is a Mexican native who worked as a professional baseball announcer in his home country before moving to Texas.

Oklahoma City Thunder TV Schedule

The Oklahoman City 2023-2024 TV Schedule is listed as:

  • November 30 - Los Angeles Lakers (Bally Sports OK)
  • December 2 - Dallas Mavericks (Bally Sports OK)
  • December 6 - Houston Rockets (Bally Sports OK)
  • December 8 - Golden State Warriors (Bally Sports OK)
  • December 11 - Utah Jazz (Bally Sports OK)
  • December 14 - Sacramento Kings (Bally Sports OK)
  • December 16 - Denver Nuggets (Bally Sports OK)
  • December 18 - Memphis Grizzlies (Bally Sports OK)
  • December 21 - LA Clippers (Bally Sports OK)
  • December 23 - Los Angeles Lakers (Bally Sports OK)
  • December 26 - Minnesota Timberwolves (Bally Sports OK)
  • December 27 - New York Knicks (Bally Sports OK)
  • December 29 - Denver Nuggets (Bally Sports OK)
  • December 31 - Brooklyn Nets (Bally Sports OK)
  • January 16, 2024 - Los Angeles Lakers (NBA TV)
  • January 17, 2024 - LA Clippers (TNT)
  • January 25, 2024 - San Antonio Spurs (ABC)
  • February 05, 2024 - Toronto Raptors (SportsNet)

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The Thunder schedule was released on Thursday. Oklahoma City opened the season on the road against the Chicago Bulls on October 25 winning by 124 - 104.

On Sunday, October 29, the Thunder hosted the defending NBA champion Denver Nuggets and lost with the final scoreboard of 128 - 95.

The Thunder will appear on 13 nationally televised games including four games on ESPN which will be January 24 vs San Antonio, January 31 vs Denver and March 3 vs Phoenix. Four games will be broadcast by TNT and five games on NBA TV.

The Oklahoma City Thunder will play the Brooklyn Nets at Paycom Center on New Year's Eve as has become a tradition.