On Monday night, the Oklahoma City Thunder hosted the Los Angeles Lakers in Game 1 of their Western Conference semifinals series. The Thunder jumped out in front early and the game turned into a veritable romp as Oklahoma City took the first game by a final score of 119-90.
The Lakers were trailing by 15 points at halftime, but things only got worse from there. While Los Angeles needed nothing more than to regroup and use their experience to take control, they instead fell behind by 30 points by the end of the third quarter. It was never close the rest of the way.
Andrew Bynum put up a big double-double for the Lakers, finishing with 20 points and 14 rebounds. Kobe Bryant had 20 points in the game. Russell Westbrook led all scorers with 27 points and Kevin Durant was close behind with 25. James Harden came off the bench for the Thunder to put up 17 points.