Game 1 between the Oklahoma City Thunder and Los Angeles Lakers ended in a romp. Will things change in Game 2? Check out our NBA picks for the Western Conference Semifinals!
NBA Matchup: #3 Los Angeles Lakers @ #2 Oklahoma City Thunder Game 2
Date: Wednesday, May 16th, 9:30 ET
Location: Chesapeake Energy Arena, Oklahoma City, OK
NBA Playoffs Odds: Oklahoma City -8
NBA TV Schedule: TNT
Head Coach Mike Brown knows that he doesn’t have the better team in this series, and so does everyone else in the Sooner State at the moment. Russell Westbrook and Kevin Durant are both every bit as good as Kobe Bryant is, and the only advantage that the Lakers have is the power on the inside with Pau Gasol and Andrew Bynum. That being said, the defenders for Oklahoma City in the paint really have proven to be stars throughout the playoffs, and if that turns out to continue to be the case in this one, the Lakers are once again going to get laughed off of the court. This series certainly looks to be a sweep in the making if this keeps up, and after the 29-point debacle in Game 1, we expect to see another double digit victory for the hosts here in Game 2.
NBA Free Pick: Oklahoma City Thunder -8