The Los Angeles Lakers have made progress! In Game 2, they have moved on up from "embarrassing mess" to "not quite as good as the Oklahoma City Thunder." They're playing much better defense and down by just three points at the half, but the potential for Oklahoma City to pull away is lingering over the game. At halftime, OKC leads 48-45.
Oklahoma City is shooting 50 percent from the floor, and they're incredibly doing this while Kendrick Perkins and James Harden are a combined 1-7 from the floor. Kevin Durant seems to be saving his best for the second half; he's attempted only four shots.
Kobe Bryant is 4-11 with 10 points, while Andrew Bynum has 12 points. The Lakers haven't shot the ball very well, but they've been able to score second-chance points off offensive rebounds, which is keeping them in the game. They're going to have to do a lot more of that, in addition to stepping up their defense, if they want to avoid going into a 2-0 hole. The Thunder are leading without Durant and Harden doing much offensively. They're not both going to stay quiet.