Lakers Roundtable: Mark Medina and the Oklahoman's Darnell Mayberry preview Game 5 of Lakers-Thunder series
It's been one wild series, what with the Lakers taking the first two games before Oklahoma City responded with two home victories. Aside from all the story lines regarding Kobe Bryant's health and shooting, Oklahoma City's athleticism, the offensive disappearing acts from Ron Artest and Lamar Odom and the dominance of OKC guard Russell Westbrook, the current 2-2 series stands at a crossroads.
Are both teams simply taking care of their home court, showing that the Lakers will eventually prevail in this first-round series? Or is the Thunder's uptick in play a sign that it now has the Lakers' number? Plenty of questions will be answered tonight when the Lakers host Game 5 at Staples Center. But that's way too long from now (OK, only a few hours, but still). In the meantime, the Oklahoman's Darnell Mayberry provided some answers on what to expect in Game 5, as well as in the rest of the series.
Among the highlights:
-- Mayberry's 10 reasons why the Thunder is currently in charge of the series
-- How the Thunder is approaching Game 5
-- The likelihood OKC pulls off a first-round upset against the Lakers. (Spoiler alert: Lakers fans will like the answer).
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-- Mark Medina