The Thirsty Beagle will forgo the friendly confines of the Northwest Oklahoma County Memorial Sports Coliseum today for a prime seat at the Ford Center for tonight’s Thunder-Raptors game. For the first time, I’ll be sitting in a 100-level seat for a Ford Center event. Someone please tell me they serve special beer in the 100 level, not the standard No Taste Light I’ve been getting on the upper concourse all these years. Beverage choice aside, I think the Thunder may be able to notch win No. 3 tonight. Not that I want that to happen, necessarily. No ill wishes for the Thunder here, but I’m a Toronto guy — born and raised. I stick by my Raptors, Blue Jays, Maple Leafs, etc., through thick and thin. Lately, it’s been mostly thin for all three teams. Things have been especially painful for the Raptors this season. You’re talking about a team that two years ago was Atlantic Division champs, featured a young and improving core, and an all-star force and Olympian in Chris Bosh. Things have been slowly falling apart, though. Last year, the Raps scraped together a .500 season before being handily dismissed in the first round of the playoffs. This year, they’re off to a 10-15 start, and a lot of those losses have not been pretty. Let me give the Thunder a heads up on the Raptors favorite play: One guy heaves up a contested jump shot, while four other guys run back down the court without going for an offensive rebound. That’s why I dropped like $160 for NBA League Pass. Raptors basketball! Get ready for it OKC!