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Lakers Chat: Lakers vs. Oklahoma City

February 23, 2012 |  6:35 pm

Metta World Peace

Usually opponents viewed the Lakers as measuring stick games, hoping a regular-season victory would reveal how they could fare in the postseason.

Now it's the opposite. The Lakers (20-13) visit Oklahoma City (26-7), the Western Conference's top team that many feel will advance to the NBA Finals. The Lakers will quickly find out if their aging and experienced roster will prove enough against a team, whose average age rests at 25.46.

After defeating the aging Celtics on Thursday, the Thunder has confidence the purple & gold will also run out of energy. After picking up their first road signature win against Dallas, the Lakers remain determined that they've finally established a positive identity.

CLick below the jump to discuss and find out which scenario unfolds


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