therealdeal wrote:Anyone watching the game last night could see they wanted this win. They've wanted to beat the Lakers every game since they were bounced from the playoffs.
The Thunder wanted this game badly.
Did they want it AS BADLY? Of course not, that's why they lost.
actually I think they did want it AS BADLY. Think about this, OKC is tops in the West and in the end will probably finish #1 or #2 in the West. The Lakers, when playing well, are a top 4 team in the league who will now be fighting for a #6-8 spot in the playoffs. OKC does not want any part of LA, let alone a hot LA, team as the #8 seed in the playoffs. A win, especially a convincing one, would of kept all the rumblings and self-doubt in LA. Now, the talk is about how LA very well may have turned the corner. I really think they wanted to be the last slit of the knife on the Lakers throats but instead they stitched a lot of wounds on this LA team. Fear is seeping into the West right now.