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Oklahoma City Thunder
Los Angeles Lakers
While the Oklahoma City Thunder cruised past the Dallas Mavericks the Los Angeles Lakers needed seven games to get pass the Denver Nuggets. There is no question that the Thunder will be well rested for the Lakers.
Scoring champ Kevin Durant picked up right where he left off in the regular season. In the series against the Mavs Durant averaged 26.5 points per game and 7.5 rebounds. Besides Kobe Bryant, Durant is the player that you what to have the ball in his hands at the end of the game. Sixth man of the Year James Harden was on fire in the 1st round. He averaged 18.3 points, 5.5 rebounds, and 4.3 assists. Harden was playing his handle as he played point guard at times. Russell Westbrook was his usual explosive self in the 1st round. He finished averaging 22.3 points per game. However, his assists were down compared to regular season. Serge Ibaka gave the Thunder more scoring in the playoffs than he did in the regular season. He shot 65 % from the field. You t...
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You would think that Oklahoma City Thunder star Kevin Durant and his teammates would be watching the Lakers/Nuggets game seven on some grand 100 inch television but that wasn't the case.Check out the below photo of Durant and some of his Thunder teammates watching the game on a small kitchen television:(Courtesy of Black Sports Online)
The main subplot leading into the Lakers-Thunder second-round playoff series turned out to be something of a non-issue Monday night.
Metta World Peace, coming into Oklahoma City as a public enemy, was indeed booed lustily when he was introduced with the Lakers starters before the game. But World Peace didn't seem bothered by that or any ramifications from his April 22 elbow...
It's been a week or so since we've seen Oklahoma City Thunder star Kevin Durant dunk on an opponent but he quickly got that out of the way early in game one of their series against the Los Angeles Lakers.
Watch as Durant throws down this dunk on Lakers center Andrew Bynum:
The Thunder beat the Lakers by the score of 119-90 and Durant chipped in with 25 points.
1. Durant hits game winner - Oklahoma City Thunder star Kevin Durant was struggling all night but when it mattered the most he came up big in the clutch to give the Thunder victory in game 1 win over the Mavs.
With the Thunder trailing the Dallas Mavericks by 1 98-97 it was time for the NBA scoring champ to rise to the occasion. With 8 seconds left everyone in the building...
The Oklahoma City Thunder just destroyed the Los Angeles Lakers last night in their 1st game in the Western Conference semi-finals. The Thunder cruised to a 29 point victory and in the blow out they had many highlight plays. The best play of the night goes to Thunder superstar Kevin Durant who threw a monster dunk on one of the best shot blockers in the NBA.
OKLAHOMA CITY—The Thunder smacked the Lakers in Game 1 of their Western Conference semifinal series. There are nicer ways to say it but the way that the Lakers lost this one was not pretty.
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OKLAHOMA CITY Russell Westbrook went to the bench right before the end of the third quarter. Kevin Durant was right behind him.
They didn't return. Didn't need to.
This one was over well before Durant and Westbrook spent the fourth quarter laughing and cutting up from the front row.
The Thunder dominated the Los Angeles Lakers 119-90 in Game 1 of the Western Conference...
In game one of the Western Conference semi-finals between the Lakers and the Oklahoma City Thunder. One team came out ready and fully engaged, the other… Lakers get blown out in game one, 90-119. Turnovers and no defense of the pick & roll were huge factors plus the Thunder shot extremely well. But that’s how [...]
The NBA’s Western Conference is very deep and very good. The eight teams that made the playoffs were all strong, and several of the teams that did not make it into the postseason had hopes of being included, right until the last week of the regular season…
The first round is now in the books, and in the West, it went basically according to form.
The action has now intensified...
The most intriguing matchup of the second round in the NBA playoffs is the Oklahoma City Thunder versus the Los Angeles Lakers. These two teams entered the second round in very different fashions, with Oklahoma City sweeping the defending champion Dallas Mavericks and Lakers being forced to a game 7 by the Denver Nuggets.
Although many people are excited to watch this series, nearly...
TNT sideline reporter Craig Sager was doing a live segment in the stands during the Lakers vs. Thunder game on Monday night when a Thunder fan tries to get back to his seat but is blocked by Sager.The fan seemed oblivious to what was going on or didn't care. Who can blame the fan though if he didn't want to miss another exciting play from Kevin Durant or Russell Westbrook...
The Oklahoma City Thunder came into Game 1 against the Lakers after a layoff of over a week.
Many were calling into question whether or not the young Thunder team would be affected by this long layoff, but a 119-90 win over the Lakers proved that they were only helped by the time off.
Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook proved to be way too much for the Lakers to handle in Game 1...
After watching last night's game against the Lakers I have little doubt who the best team in the Western Conference is. The Oklahoma City Thunder are absolutely unbelievable. The job they did against the Lakers on the offensive side was nothing short of spectacular. OKC's Big Three of Durant, Westbrook and Harden could not be checked. Westbrook was unstoppable all night finishing...
The Oklahoma City Thunder came out to play Monday night in Game 1. The Thunder scored 39 points in the third quarter to seal the game and finished with a 119-90 victory over the Lakers.
Russell Westbrook scored 27 points with 9 assists and 7 rebounds while Kevin Durant added 25 points with 8 rebounds and 4 assists. Sixth Man Award winner James Harden scored 17 points off the...