I don’t know if a word has been invented that is strong enough to convey what happened Monday night to the Lakers. If it weren’t controversial I would have said “rape” in the headline. The Thunder beat the Lakers in Game 1 of Round 2 by 119-90. That is the 4th largest deficit in the history of the Oklahoma City Thunder(including their Seattle days). This game was so bad that I think may Lakers fans are looking for support groups today.
The story on the Thunder side was Russell Westbrook who had 27 points and 9 assists. Since the two teams meet each other in the playoffs in 2010 Westbrook has grown as a player. Laker Kobe Bryant tried to put the stop to Westbrook’s scoring but didn’t have much luck. It was obvious there plan to slow Westbrook down by forcing him to take jump shot totally didn’t work. Then there was the Thunder’s Kevin Durant who despite having Metta World Peace on his ass managed to score 25 points. Bryant and Andrew Bynum each scored 20 points for the Lakers.
If the Lakers are going to have a chance at Game 2 then they need to find a way to shutdown Westbrook and Durant. Also Laker’s coach Mike Brown should know better than to be playing starters in the 4th quarter especially when it obvious there is no coming back.
Despite there being a ton of build-up to the reuniting of World Peace and reserve James Harden after the elbow incident nothing happened. Fans booed World Peace and that was pretty much it.
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