The first game of the Western Conference semifinals matchup between the Los Angeles Lakers and the hometown Oklahoma City Thunder is underway on Monday night. Through the first half of play, the Lakers have looked fairly overmatched. Entering halftime, the Thunder lead by a score of 59-44.
Andrew Bynum has 14 points and nine rebounds in the first half, while Metta World Peace and Kobe Bryant have each put up 10 points for the Lakers. On the Oklahoma City side, Russell Westbrook is leading all scorers with 17 points and six assists. Kevin Durant has put up 12 points and grabbed four boards.
The Lakers will need to regroup in the second half, which is not out of the question, but the long rest for the Thunder and the squad's youth seem to be making the difference so far against the weary-looking Lakers.