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Thunderous Comeback Propels OKC Over Lakers

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 The Oklahoma City Thunder seemed “dead in the water” in Game 2 of the Western Conference Semifinals versus the Los Angeles Lakers. Facing a 7 point deficit with less than 2:00 in regulation, the Lakers turned the ball over and the Thunder ended the game with a 9-0 run to steal the win from L.A. 77-75.

The Lakers communication was solid for the first 46 minutes of play, but they completely collapsed in the final 2 minutes. Kobe Bryant and Andrew Bynum finished with 20 points in the defeat. Pau Gasol added 14 of his own.

Kevin Durant led all scorers with 22. Russell Westbrook scored 14 and James Harden added 13, 4 of which came in the final two minutes.

Did the Lakers blow it, or did the Thunder steal it? Probably a little bit of both. However, if you ask Kevin Durant, he doesn’t care how it ended, just as long as his team came out victorious.

“A win is a win in the playoffs,” explained Durant. “It’s a seven game series. We’ve got to be prepared for Game 3.”

Oklahoma  City is undefeated this postseason at 6-0. After sweeping Dallas in the first round, they now have a 2-0 series lead over Los Angeles.

Game 3 shifts to Los Angeles. Tip-off this Friday is set for 9:30 at the Staples Center.

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