Originally posted on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 1/12/13
LOS ANGELES -- There was a time when a 15-point win over the Los Angeles Lakers on their home floor was a cause for celebration. At least a smile or two. Not in the Oklahoma City Thunder locker room, though. Not with the Lakers just a shell of their former selves. Not with bigger fish to fry. These Thunder have their eyes on a grander prize. Oklahoma City built a 20-point lead early in the third quarter and the younger, faster Thunder sprinted away from the lackadaisical Los Angeles Lakers in a 116-101 win on Friday night at Staples Center. But as Kevin Durant points out, these are not the same Lakers. More importantly, these are not the same Thunder. "We're preparing for every game like it's our last," said Durant, whose squad advanced to the NBA Finals last season but lost to the Hear. "That's the approach we have here. We're just trying to get better every single day." Playing against a Los Angeles front court decimated by injury, the Thunder could've taken th...
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