Game 1 Shows How Dominant Thunder May Be Against Lakers
Everyone brings up the excuse that the Lakers were tired; well the Lakers did that to themselves. The Lakers seem to have trouble keeping their focus throughout a seven-game series. The problem with that is—championship teams don't lose focus.
To me, the biggest problem for the Lakers is they have no way of stopping Russell Westbrook. Kevin Durant is great and will get his points. However, Westbrook is the one that makes this team go.
Westbrook had 27 points, nine assists and seven rebounds in only 27 minutes. The Lakers simply have no one quick enough to stop Westbrook, and I think he will continue to do whatever he wants against them.
The Lakers had a solid game from Andrew Bynum with 20 points and 14 rebounds and still lost by 29.
As this series goes on, I think the Lakers will continue to look tired. The Thunder were able to give their bench plenty of minutes in Game 1 and their starters should continue to be fresh. Of course, it helps when you have players such as Derek Fisher coming off the bench. I think Fisher will be a factor in taking down his old team.
I think the Lakers will win a game, but that's it. The Thunder will roll into the Western Conference Finals.
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