Thunder Vs. Lakers, NBA Playoffs 2012 Game 5 Final Score: OKC Advances With 106-90 Win

On Monday night, the Oklahoma City Thunder hosted the Los Angeles Lakers, knowing they would need just one more victory to advance to the Western Conference final. The Lakers were determined to try to prevent that from happening and did their best to stave off elimination but, in the end, the Thunder were too quick, too young and just too talented to be denied. The Thunder won Game 5 and clinched the series by a final score of 106-90.


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The Lakers trailed for much of the game but managed to keep things close and even took a lead for a brief time in the third quarter, but the Thunder buckled down and began to pull away. They just added to their lead throughout the fourth quarter and, before long, the Lakers were on the losing end of a blowout.

Kobe Bryant led all scorers with 42 points and, in typical Bryant fashion, zero assists. Russell Westbrook led all Thunder scorers with 28 points, while Kevin Durant had 25 points and 10 rebounds.

For more on the Lakers, head over to Silver Screen And Roll and SB Nation Los Angeles. For more on the Thunder, head over to Welcome To Loud City.

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