The Los Angeles Lakers have done a lot to regain some momentum over the past month. After their disappointing 17-25 start to the season, they went 13-5 to make it back to .500. They had people believing they were a playoff team, maybe even a team that could challenge for the Western Conference title.
However, the Oklahoma City Thunder brought the Lakers back down to earth last night with a 122-105 win where they scored at will for 48 minutes and reminded everyone that L.A. is old and slow.
I thought the Lakers were going to give the Thunder a good game. On TNT, with a chance to show everyone that they’re ready to make a strong push, if I were a betting man, I might have even bet a few bucks on the 9.5 point spread (wink, wink).
But L.A. had no answer for Russell Westbrook, Kevin Durant and company. Honestly, the beat down should have been a lot worse, except the Thunder missed a few wide open three-pointers. OKC shot relatively poorly from outside (8-23), but just the fact tha...