Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Los Angeles Lakers: Postgame Grades and Analysis

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Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Los Angeles Lakers: Postgame Grades and Analysis
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At this rate, the Lakers faithful, like Jack Nicholson, Leonardo DiCaprio and Denzel Washington, might want to see if they can get a refund for their season tickets.

The Lakers put on another abysmal performance, falling to the Thunder, 116-101. 

Led by Kevin Durant's 42 points, the Thunder imposed their will on an undersized Lakers team that looked outmatched and overpowered throughout the night.

More often than not, the Lakers were out of place on defense, caught lazily trailing players like Durant and Russell Westbrook. That is simply inexcusable for any professional team, let alone one with Kobe Bryant and Steve Nash on the same roster.

When Earl Clark and Metta World Peace shoot a combined 10-of-30 from the floor, the Lakers' chances of pulling out a win are slim to none.

It wasn't just that the Lakers didn't have all the talent on their roster, though. They were beaten by a younger, more aggressive and more focused team in the Thunder. 

The Thunder shot an impressive 50.6 percent from the field, which shows either how bad the Lakers' defense was or just how smooth Durant and Westbrook are.

Either way, the Lakers flat-out lost to a much better team. This one wasn't as close as the 15-point difference may make it look. It's time to change some things in Los Angeles. The problem is, no one knows what needs to be changed. 

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