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  1. How the Lakers match up: Oklahoma City Thunder

    Brian Kamenetzky

    On the off chance there was still any question after the 2010-11 season, the Oklahoma City Thunder proved unequivocally they'd passed the Lakers in the Western Conference pecking order. Whipped past, like Russell Westbrook on the break. Six more wins...

    Blog | August 15, 2012
  2. Rapid Reaction, Game 4 - Thunder 103, Lakers 100

    Brian Kamenetzky

    For the second time in the series, the Lakers had a game in their hands, and for the second time, they let it get away. In the process, they allowed any realistic chance of advancing to get away, too. This will be one the locals talk about for a w...

    Blog | May 19, 2012
  3. Today's Lakers chat transcript

    Brian Kamenetzky

    Lots of talk about the debacle in Game 1 (has "The World Naked Gardening Day Pruning" caught on, yet? I didn't think so.), and looking ahead to tonight's Game 2. And while there is still a lot of hoops left to play against OKC, more than a few fan...

    Blog | May 16, 2012
  4. A very crowded drawing board

    Brian Kamenetzky

    On May 27, 1985, the Celtics destroyed the Lakers in Game 1 of the NBA Finals, 148-114, a game quickly declared the "Memorial Day Massacre." The Lakers, of course, went on to win the series in six games, finally vanquishing the Celtics curse. ...

    Blog | May 15, 2012
  5. Defending the superstars

    Brian Kamenetzky

    The series between the Lakers and Thunder features not only two of the NBA's great scorers, but also some of the league's better defenders countering them. The Lakers have Metta World Peace for Kevin Durant, while the Thunder offer Thabo Sefolosha on...

    Blog | May 14, 2012
  6. First Look: Lakers vs. Oklahoma City

    Brian Kamenetzky

    Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images High on the list of intriguing storylines in this series will be the battle between the NBA's two leading scorers. The prospect of facing the Oklahoma City Thunder in the postseason has for most of the season conjured i...

    Blog | May 13, 2012
  7. Lakers vs. Thunder: What to watch with Daily Thunder

    Brian Kamenetzky

    Following Friday's thumping in San Antonio at the hands of the Spurs, Sunday's tilt with Oklahoma City takes on a little extra significance. First, mentally it would certainly benefit the Lakers to play a strong game against an elite Western Conferen...

    Blog | April 21, 2012
  8. Thunder 120, Lakers 106 - At the Buzzer

    Brian Kamenetzky

    For those keeping score, that's five straight losses since Andy started staying home to take care of his newborn daughter. Where are your priorities, AK? The most recent installment of Loss Fest '11! came Sunday night at Staples, as the Oklahoma C...

    Blog | April 10, 2011
  9. Lakers vs. OKC: What to watch, with Daily Thunder

    Brian Kamenetzky

    The Lakers, who barely escaped a loss against the Clippers in the season's first meeting between the two teams more than made up for it Sunday, as the LAC outscored them 29-15 over the final seven minutes of the game. A dramatic Derek Fisher finish a...

    Blog | January 17, 2011
  10. Experts Panel: Which team is the strongest Western Conference cha...

    Brian Kamenetzky

    With training camp around the corner, we asked a group of local and national roundball experts to weigh in on some of the big Lakers questions heading into the 2010-2011 season. Call it a preseason prognosticationpallooza. Andrew D. Bernstein/Ge...

    Blog | September 13, 2010
  11. Afternoon notes: Lakers and Thunder shootaround

    Brian Kamenetzky

    The closest thing this afternoon produced to really juicy news ahead of tonight's Game 6 came just before Thunder coach Scott Brooks started his meeting with the media. Comfortable all cameras and recorders were safely off, Brooks smiled. "I'm giving...

    Blog | April 30, 2010
  12. New PodKast: On Game 6, Ron's lost 'stache

    Brian Kamenetzky

    Game 4 was a disaster, Game 5 a triumph. So what will Friday's Game 6 bring? To get a feel for what we'll see tonight, Andy and I cut a handy, dandy playoff PodKast as I was heading out to OKC. It's a super high-tech setup. He's in studio, I'm ...

    Blog | April 30, 2010
  13. Lakers crush Thunder in Game 5: The reactions...

    Brian Kamenetzky

    It was a game the Lakers had to have after the Thunder buried the purple and gold Saturday night... and man alive, did they ever have it. 111-87 was the final in Tuesday's pivotal Game 5 at Staples, and as we noted in last night's postgame wrap, i...

    Blog | April 28, 2010
  14. Lakers 111, Oklahoma City 87: One moment... and beyond (postgame ...

    Brian Kamenetzky

    Everybody breathe again... More analysis and video below the jump. ONE MOMENT All season, we've waited for an opportunity to learn how the Lakers would respond when faced with a truly pivotal game. A true, no foolin', no wiggle room, no...

    Blog | April 27, 2010
  15. Lakers vs. Thunder: Don't compare it to last year's Rockets serie...

    Brian Kamenetzky

    Let me be clear- I still think the Lakers are going to win this series. I'm not willing to bet the proverbial farm, but it's still my pick. It's a best-of-three, with two games at Staples. And while people are rightly concerned, if our poll data is a...

    Blog | April 26, 2010
  16. Where do the Lakers go from here?

    Brian Kamenetzky

    While there was certainly a sense the Lakers would be better off with the Thunder than, say, San Antonio, generally speaking, nobody thought L.A.'s first round matchup with the Oklahoma City would be easy. I, like a lot of media types, picked the Lak...

    Blog | April 25, 2010