After losing the first two games in Oklahoma City, the Los Angeles Lakers and their tremendous free throw shooting prevailed over the Thunder 99-96. Is this a series now? Will the Lakers come back in game 4 and even the series, or will the Thunder steal a game in LA and go ahead 3-1?
It should be noted that, while the Thunder escaped with a victory in game 2, their offense hasn't been what you would call "potent" since game 1. In fact, the Lakers have done exactly what the did with the Nuggets ... muck up the game. Make it slow and keep working at putting the clamps down on James Harden (who, it can be argued, is the Thunder's most important player).