The Lakers notched their best win of the year by beating the Thunder.
The next test begins this week as the Lakers navigate a series of playoff teams.
Thunder and others draft for height and strength.
Shannon Brown stopped wearing protective wrap around his injured thumb and it allowed him to step on offense along with the rest of the Lakers' bench.
The Lakers had their struggles, but defense carried them past the Thunder.
The forward's numbers are off in first four games of the playoffs.
The Thunder are crashing the boards, which leads to opportunity.
The disparity at the free throw line and the fact they aren't making many is a tough issue for the Lakers.
Lakers coach Phil Jackson is unhappy with the way Lamar Odom and his other reserves have been playing.
Kobe Bryant returned to fundamentals in the Lakers' Game 2 victory.
Artest was able to cover Durant; now the Lakers need to find a way to contain Westbrook.
The return of Andrew Bynum lifted the Lakers around him in Game 1.
The Lakers' Ron Artest is accustomed to guarding the other team's best player.
As the NBA playoffs begin, Kobe Bryant has already had to overcome a year's worth of bumps and bruises.
Lakers veteran Derek Fisher felt now was a good time for a playoff speech to help his teammates focus on the task ahead of them.
Bryant missed four of the final five games of the season.