With about three minutes remaining, I looked up and saw Jeremy Lamb checking in and realized I should’ve had way more of this recap written than I did. The Thunder were cruising to a unremarkable win over the Lakers, and the thing keeping my interest most was looking up stats for no reason at all.
The summary of the 48 minutes: The Lakers closed to 72-65 midway through the third quarter, Russell Westbrook checked back in, the Thunder went on a 13-2 run that featured back-to-back Westbrook layups and a staredown of the Laker bench, and then it was all formality from there.
Enes Kanter double-doubled in the first quarter and finished with 25 points, 16 rebounds and four assists. Westbrook had his 15th double-double in his last 17 games with 27 points and 11 assists (but only two rebounds pfffft). Steven Adams had 16 and 10. Dion Waiters had 23 on 10-16 shooting and once again somehow resisted the siren song of the long step-back jumper to instead attack the rim.
Annnnd that’s about it. Keep Reading…