2012 NBA Playoffs, Lakers Vs. Thunder, Halftime Score: OKC Hangs On To Slight 48-45 Lead

The Los Angeles Lakers were looking to make a statement in the first quarter against the Oklahoma City Thunder Wednesday night after suffering one of their worst playoff losses in franchise history on Monday. But the tenacity and athleticism of OKC is still causing the Lake Show problems, who find themselves down to the Thunder at Chesapeake Energy Arena once again by the score of 48-45 at the half.

Andrew Bynum leads the way for L.A. after 12 points and five rebounds in the first half, while Kobe Bryant finished with 10 points on 4-11 shooting including three steals and three assists. Pau Gasol had eight and four boards.

Russell Westbrook is getting it done for OKC, dropping 12 first half points of his own along with four boards and three dimes. Kevin Durant is a perfect 4-4 from the floor, scoring 10 first half points.

As for the Metta World Peace/ James Harden beef, they had a friendly exchange during the first half. Not exactly a handshake though:

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The Lake Show held tough in the first half, now the question will be can they keep up in the second half.

For more on the Los Angeles Lakers, make your way over to Silver Screen and Roll and SB Nation Los Angeles. For the Thunder side of the story, check out Welcome to Loud City.

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