Lakers Deny Thunder Glory, but Give Confidence Heading into Game Three

April 21st, 2010 by David Arreola Leave a reply »
Not even a week through the NBA playoffs and we have already been put through two heart-stopping finishes that have ended past mid-night.

Let's face it —unless you were a Lakers fan, you were rooting for the Oklahoma City Thunder Monday Night in Los Angeles. As the fourth quarter loomed, you were having flashbacks of Rocky Balboa fighting Apollo Creed.

It was supposed to be a formality —the Lakers are the best team in the NBA and the Thunder fiercely fought for the final playoff spot. There was no real doubt outside of Oklahoma who would win this series.

That was until David grabbed his stones and confronted Goliath.

Of course, beating Goliath is not as simple as merely having the tools. You have to execute to the highest of your ability.

Something the expansion franchise Oklahoma City Thunder did for 47 minutes and 58 seconds, Monday Night. However, it was the two missing seconds that cost the Thunder the opportunity of a lifetime. All credit to the Los Angeles Lakers and their calm, precise, championship execution, but the Thunder blew that game.

The Lakers started the game the way many expected t ...

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