Found May 15, 2012 on
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Oklahoma City Thunder
Los Angeles Lakers
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 to the head of Thunder guard James Harden.
World Peace had two three-pointers in the opening minutes for the Lakers and added two first-quarter assists. But World Peace couldn't stop Oklahoma City's Kevin Durant, who finished with 25 points to World Peace's 12.
The 119-90 game was not very competitive after the first quarter, so there was hardly any animosity even when World Peace drew a foul for pulling Harden down in the second half.
Oklahoma City coach Scott Brooks said there was no mention of World Peace's elbow or his suspension in the Thunder's planning for the Lakers, who will 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)
OKLAHOMA CITY Thunder forward Kevin Durant had been over-passing all night, frustratingly so, giving the ball up on much easier shots than this obstacle course that lay ahead of him now.
So pass seemed like a good guess.
Instead, KD drove. He drove without fear of what if, without doubt of himself, without the burden of previous failures which do exist. It ended with him floating...
If the Lakers had any hope at this series it dissapeared last night with this shot. Maybe if Mike Brown wasn’t the Coach then I would have some faith that Kobe could go all Kobe, but until The Black Mamba officially becomes the player-coach – the Lakers are going to find themselves going through stretches like they did in the end of the 4th quarter.
Can anyone explain to me...
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- Kevin Durant scored 22 points and rattled in the go-ahead basket on a baseline runner with 18 seconds left, and the Oklahoma City Thunder scored the final nine points to rally for a 77-75 victory over the Los Angeles Lakers in Game 2 of the Western Conference semifinals Wednesday night.
Oklahoma City trailed by seven with 2 minutes left before surging back...
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 stars are going to be stars in the Thunder-Lakers series. Oklahoma City fields All-Stars in Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook, while Los Angeles suits up Kobe Bryant, Pau Gasol and Andrew Bynum.
The difference in the Western Conference semifinals could end up being the ancillary pieces. The rotation for Thunder coach Scott Brooks is legitimately 10 deep and he doesn't mind...
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...
OKLAHOMA CITY -- The Los Angeles Lakers gave everything they had, and it still wasn't enough. The Oklahoma City Thunder outlasted the Lakers 77-75 in a hard-fought, defensive battle in Game 2 on Wednesday night inside Chesapeake Energy Arena. Kevin Durant hit a baseline runner for the go-ahead bucket with 18.6 seconds to go, then made a foul shot with 0.3 seconds remaining...
Even though Kevin Durant was the Oklahoma City Thunder player who finished second in the NBA MVP voting, it was Russell Westbrook who really crushed the Los Angeles Lakers in Game 1 of the Western Conference semifinals. So the Lakers came back in Game 2 Wednesday night with a new plan against Westbrook: No more Kobe Bryant trying to stay in front of Westbrook and fight solo through...
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...
The stars are going to be stars in the Thunder-Lakers series. Oklahoma City fields All-Stars in Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook, while Los Angeles suits up Kobe Bryant, Pau Gasol and Andrew Bynum. The difference in the Western Conference semifinals could end up being the ancillary pieces. The rotation for Thunder coach Scott Brooks is legitimately 10 deep and he doesn't...
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...