Thunder vs. Lakers - FULL HIGHLIGHTS GAME RECAP || NBA Playoffs 2012 Game 5 || 5.21.12
Russell Westbrook scored 28 points, Kevin Durant added 25 points and 10 rebounds, and the Oklahoma City Thunder surged ahead in the second half to beat Los Angeles 106-90 in Game 5 on Monday night and eliminate the Lakers from the playoffs! The two All-Stars both bypassed their breaks in the second half and used the time they'd normally be resting to fuel the big run that put away the game and end the Lakers' season! Westbrook had a pair of three-point plays during a 14-3 burst that put Oklahoma City ahead to stay late in the third quarter, and Durant hit two 3-pointers as the Thunder scored the first 10 points of the fourth to push their lead to 93-77! Kobe Bryant scored 42 points for the Lakers! Los Angeles is 10-3 when Bryant scored 40 points in the playoffs, losing both times he did it this season! After getting eliminated by Los Angeles in 2010 and Dallas in 2011 before both of those teams went on to win it all, the Thunder knocked both out on their way to the West finals for the second straight year! The only other time the franchise made consecutive conference finals was from 1978-80, including Seattle's only NBA title in1979! The Thunder open the Western Conference finals on Sunday at top-seeded San Antonio! Thunder vs. Los Angeles Lakers 5.21.1212 Kevin Durant Russell Westbrook Kendrick Perkins Serge Ibaka Derek Fisher Nick Collison James Harden Lazar Hayward Nazr Mohammed Thabo Sefolosha Cole Aldrich Kobe Bryant Andrew Bynum Pau Gasol Ramon Sessions Metta World <b>...</b>
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