The Los Angeles Lakers need game three. Badly. The Western Conference semifinals comes to Los Angeles after the Oklahoma City Thunder beat the Lakers twice in Oklahoma City. Kevin Durant's squad cruised to a 119-90 victory in Monday's game one victory over the Lakers and then on Wednesday overcame a seven point defecit in the game's final two minutes to win game two 77-75. Now in a 2-0 hole, the Lakers need to win four out the five next games to advance to the Western Conference finals.
Location: Los Angeles, CA, Staples Center
Game Time: 7:30 p.m. PT
Team playoff stat comparisons:
- FG%: Lakers 40.9%, Thunder 48%
- 3-point %: Lakers 29%, Thunder 38.2%
- Points: Lakers 82.5, Thunder 98
- Rebounds: Lakers 42.0, Thunder 38.5
- Assists: Lakers 12.5, Thunder 17.5
SB Nation Team Sites: Silver Screen and Roll (Lakers) and Welcome to Loud City (Thunder)
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