Found May 15, 2012 on Sports-Glory:

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 bench for the Tunder.

Lakers Kobe Bryant played 32 minutes and scored 20 points but had three turnovers.  Andrew Bynum scored 20 points with 14 rebounds while Pau Gasol had 10 points and 7 rebounds.   

Metta World Peace was booed by the crowd every time he touched the ball at Chesapeake Energy Arena.  He went to the locker room early in the fourth quarter after scoring 12 points with 2 rebounds and 2 assists.  

OKC welcomes Metta World Peace:

THE BACKYARD
BEST OF MAXIM
RELATED ARTICLES

Russell Westbrook Looked Pretty Classy At the Post Game Press Conference

 Seriously, Him, Durant, and Harden are probably my favorite players in the NBA.  Didn't even grow up a Thunder fan.  These guys can strait up win games and the gear they rock is out of this world.  Probably the best shirt I've ever seen.  Someone tell me where I can buy this thing for my next fishing trip.  Thunder in 6 games over the Heat in the NBA Finals. Like...

Thunder show no rust in rout of Lakers

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...

Kevin Durant and Thunder teammates watch Lakers game on small television (Picture)

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)

Russell Westbrook, Kevin Durant & Kobe Bryant’s postgame look

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 [...]

Kevin Durant dunks on Andrew Bynum with the left hand (Video)

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.

Top 5 plays from 1st round of NBA playoffs

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...

TNT sideline reporter Craig Sager blocks a fan from returning to his seat

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...

NBA Playoffs: Thunder-Lakers Series Begins With Blowout That Likely Portends Rest of Series

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...

DON’T LET THE YOUTH FOOL YOU…KD AND WESTBROOK ARE KILLERS!!

Russell Westbrook’s puerile wardrobe may be the only thing juvenile about him as he showed vs. L.A. in Game 1. Monday night, RUSSELL WESTBROOK, KEVIN DURANT and the rest of the OKC Thunder showed that having more than a week off only enhanced their moxie as they trounced the Los Angeles Lakers 119-90 in Game 1 of their West semi-final series. Yet if you hadn’t seen Westbrook...

Preview and Prediction: Thunder vs. 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...

2012 NBA Playoffs: Western Conference — An Epic Battle Looms

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...
NBA News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.