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).