Ratings: 4.21 million viewers
This episode did not feature the typical opening credits sequence.
Pontiac High School, the school that Tree Hill plays for the championship, is the name of the high school that creator Mark Schwahn attended.
The championship scenes were filmed at Reynolds Coliseum at the ACC school at North Carolina State University in Raleigh.
Haley and Nathan are having a baby
Announcer: (opening voiceover) And there is no joy in Tree Hill tonight because the Ravens have lost the state championship. Whitey Durham is the picture of a broken man and you have to think will this opportunity ever come around again. There are tears and there are questions. No doubt about it, hearts are breaking in Tree Hill tonight.
Announcer: (closing voiceover) Time is running out, now. And I tell you, you've gotta feel for Nathan Scott. I mean, sure, he has made some mistakes, but you get the sense that if this is how it ends he's never going to forgive himself. And Lucas Scott is being swarmed! I wouldn't doubt it if they didn't carry the kid out of here tonight and never bring him back. I have never seen some of these kids so happy. And can you blame them? They've been waiting a long time for this moment. And there at the center of it all is Whitey Durham; standing alone, taking it all in. Ladies and gentlemen, the Tree Hill Ravens are champions at last, and there's not a dry eye in the house.
Nathan: I need to ask you a question. If I don't go to Duke, if I don't play college basketball- I mean if today is the best it ever gets for me, will that be enough?
Haley: Of course! Nathan, as long as you are a good husband and a good father to your son.
Haley: It's a boy Nathan. You're going to have a son! Although I have to tell you, someday he's going to tease his father for playing like crap at the state championship. You might want to change that.
Lucas: Peyton! It's you.
Lucas: When all my dreams come true, the one I want next to me. It's you. It's you Peyton.
Lucas: (referring to Skills) So you gonna tell him he's not going to college or should I?
Nathan: It's one game. It's one high school basketball game. You think it really matters if we don't win?
Lucas: I don't know. How about you ask them?
Mouth: I've been waiting for this day my whole life.
Whitey: Me too, son. Me too.
Mouth: You know, say what you will about the ravages of sports in this corporate age where overpaid athletes expect prima-donna treatment, but there's still something so unifying about sporting in its purest form; when athletes rise above themselves and touch greatness, and in doing so remind us all that we all have greatness inside of us.
Gigi: You're sexy when you talk like that.
Lucas: This is good, isn't it? Us?
Peyton: It's perfect.
(to the nurse)
Bevin: Thank you!
Brooke: It's okay preggers, just breathe. Can't have you popping out another cheerleader.
Haley: It's a boy.
Haley: I'm having a boy.