Monday, April 19, 2010

Lakers win game 1 vs Thunder

Kevin Durant and the problems the Thunder were going to create for the Lakers never materialized as the Lakers win game 1 in the first round of the Western Conference Playoff's

The Lakers showed, especially in the first half, last years championship form. Building a 17 point lead on a viscious dunk by Andrew Bynum, the Lakers never were in jeopardy of losing the game. The closest the Thunder got was 6 points in the second half but the game always felt like the Lakers were in control

I like what I saw. Artest was a monster on D. He held Durant, the NBA's leading scorer, to 24 points on 24 shots. Bynum had a great first game back although Bryant seemed a bit off. I more liked the feeling I got from the Lakers. They meant business, were focused, and knew what is at stake: defending their NBA championship.

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