Peace out, Lakers.
The Thunder are through the second round in five over the Lakers, winning Game 5 convincingly 106-90. Time for the pupil to face the master.
Advancing to the Western Conference Finals is no small task, but it certainly doesn’t feel as significant this season as it did last. It was expected, and anything less would’ve been a major disappointment. Which is what makes this pretty impressive to me. A sweep of the defending champions, and then a gentleman’s sweep of the Lakers.
Game 5 restored some order in the series too. No more of this halfcourt-grind-it-out-need-a-comeback stuff. It was close for a long while as Kobe was brilliant, but a Nick Collison dunk, then a Russell Westbrook circus and-1 brought everything to life. From that point on, the Thunder went on 27-7 run to essentially finish the Lakers. After KD hit two daggers 3s, all the game was really missing was Andrew Bynum taking his jersey off. Keep Reading…