Friday, January 21, 2011
Thunder - Lakers recap
If it's sharp, shiny or electric, avoid it at all costs.
"Score at will" is the best way to put into words Russell Westbrook's game against the Lakers. His amazing 32 points, 12 assists and two steals weren't enough though to win Monday night's game (94-101).
Even though the Thunder didn't leave from Los Angeles with a victory,at least they earned LA Lakers' respect.
"We don't look at them as kids any more," Odom said. "This team pushed us last year. We have to play them hard, or else they can stick it to you when it counts. They're still one of the best teams in the league. We respect them."
Our humble Durant scored 24 points but he was 8-for-24 shooting while Serge Ibaka added 11 points and 10 rebounds who marks only the third OKC player with double digits.
The Lakers led by 15 points but the Thunder cut it down in the third quarter to 78-75. Later, with only 2:04 minutes left, OKC approached to Los Angeles within 98-94.
But Westbrook missed two free throws of his own with 21.4 seconds left before airballing a 3–point attempt. If he'd manage to score those, we'd be celebrating and partying.
In other words - as Ricky Gervais recently said: It's going to be a night of partying and heavy drinking. Or as Charlie Sheen calls it: breakfast.