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Western Conference First Round

Thunder vs. Lakers | Lakers Win 4-2

Game 1

OKC
79

@

LAL
87

OT

Sun. April 18 3:00 PM ET on ABC

Game 2

OKC
92

@

LAL
95

OT

Tue. April 20 10:30 PM ET on TNT

Game 3

LAL
96

@

OKC
101

OT

Thu. April 22 9:30 PM ET on TNT

Game 4

LAL
89

@

OKC
110

OT

Sat. April 24 9:30 PM ET on ESPN

Game 5

OKC
87

@

LAL
111

OT

Tue. April 27 10:30 PM ET on TNT

Game 6

LAL
95

@

OKC
94

OT

Fri. April 30 9:30 PM ET on ESPN

No. 0 Seed

Season Record: 0-0
series stats
ppg opp fg% 3P% ft%
95.5 93.8 0.442 0.333 0.691

No. 0 Seed

Season Record: 0-0
series stats
ppg opp fg% 3P% ft%
93.8 95.5 0.391 0.297 0.835

Game 6: Lakers 95, Thunder 94

Gasol's late shot propels Lakers to semifinals

The Thunder pulled out all the weapons in their arsenal, but a tip-in by Pau Gasol with .5 seconds left sealed the Lakers' 95-94 victory. Kobe Bryant scored a game-high 32 points.

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Video & Analysis

Semifinals Preview

The NBA TV crew takes a closer look at the Lakers-Jazz semifinals clash.

    Postgame: Bryant

    Kobe Bryant talks about Pau Gasol coming up big in Game 6 against OKC.

      All-Access

      Listen to Scott Brooks and Phil Jackson encourage their players.

        Postgame: Brooks

        Scott Brooks talks about how exciting it was at the end of Game 6.

        Opinion

        Thunderous Hurdle

        The Lakers had their hands full with the Thunder in the first round.

          Photo Gallery

          Game 6 Action

          Check out all the intense action from Game 6 in Oklahoma City.

            Game 5: Lakers 111, Thunder 87

            Bigs help Lakers bounce back, take series edge

            Andrew Bynum and Pau Gasol combine for 46 points as the Lakers rebound from back-to-back losses with a 111-87 victory over the Thunder taking a 3-2 lead in their first-round playoff series.

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            Video & Analysis

            Game 6 Lookahead

            The NBA TV crew takes a look at what could happen in Game 6 of the series.

              Nightly Notable: Gasol

              Highlights from the Big Spaniard's double-double against the Thunder.

                Postgame: Jackson

                Phil Jackson says the Lakers 'got the bounces' in Game 5 against OKC.

                All-Access: Brooks

                Thunder coach Scott Brooks fires up the troops before Game 5.

                  Opinion

                  That's More Like It

                  From a big victory to a light load for Kobe, Game 5 was perfect for L.A.

                    Photo Gallery

                    Game Action

                    Check out the best images from the Lakers' Game 5 victory at home.

                      Game 4: Thunder 110, Lakers 89

                      OKC has Lakers in sights with back-to-back wins

                      With a raucous Ford Center behind them, the Thunder blew out the Lakers in a 110-89 win to tie the series at 2-2. Kevin Durant led the pack with 22 points and four rebounds.

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                      Video & Analysis

                      Game 5: Lookahead

                      NBA TV's crew previews Game 5 between the Lakers and Thunder.

                        Postgame: Jackson

                        Phil Jackson talks about a bad start and a tough loss against the Thunder.

                        Postgame: Brooks

                        Scott Brooks talks about the Thunder's bench contributions in Game 4.

                          All-Access

                          Scott Brooks and Phil Jackson give their teams instructions during Game 4.

                            Opinion

                            The Sixth Man

                            The Ford Center's energy is putting OKC over the top in this historic run.

                              Photo Gallery

                              Game 4 Action

                              Check out the best photos from Game 4 of the Thunder-Lakers series.

                                Game 3: Thunder 101, Lakers 96

                                Young stars give Thunder first-ever playoff victory

                                In a back and forth match of talent and star power, the Thunder grabbed a thrilling Game 3 win. Russell Westbrook notched 27 points in the victory.

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                                Video & Analysis

                                Game 4 Lookahead

                                Doug Collins and Kevin Harlan discuss what Game 4 could bring.

                                  All-Access: Thunder

                                  Scott Brooks motivates his players during Game 3 against the Lakers.

                                    Postgame: Brooks

                                    Scott Brooks talks about Kevin Durant's tough defense on Kobe.

                                    Postgame: Bryant

                                    Kobe Bryant talks about a Game 3 loss and OKC's crowd.

                                    Opinion

                                    Postseason Tested

                                    The critics can be quiet now. OKC proved it belongs in Game 3's win.

                                      Photo Gallery

                                      Game 3 Action

                                      Check out the best photos from Game 3 of the Thunder-Lakers series.

                                        Game 2: Lakers 95, Thunder 92

                                        Kobe, Lakers take care of business at home

                                        It came down to the wire, but Kobe Bryant and the champion Lakers made enough clutch plays on both ends of the floor to pull out a slim Game 2 win.

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                                        Video & Analysis

                                        Game 3 Lookahead

                                        Kevin Harlan and Doug Collins discuss the keys to an important Game 3.

                                          Postgame: Jackson

                                          Phil Jackson talks about keeping home-court advantage with two wins.

                                          Nightly Notable: Kobe

                                          Once again, Kobe carried the Lakers to a big win over the Thunder.

                                            All-Access

                                            Take a listen to Scott Brooks' words of encouragement.

                                              Opinion

                                              Tough Lessons

                                              Kevin Durant is learning that the playoffs are a whole new game.

                                                Photo Gallery

                                                Game 2 Action

                                                Check out the best images from the Lakers' Game 2 victory at home.

                                                  Game 1: Lakers 87, Thunder 79

                                                  Lakers frontcourt too much for Thunder in Game 1

                                                  Pau Gasol and Andrew Bynum both posted double-doubles as the Lakers ran past the Thunder for a series-opening victory at Staples Center.

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                                                  Video & Analysis

                                                  Game 2 Lookahead

                                                  The NBA TV crew explains how the Lakers are 44-0 when taking Game 1 in a Playoff series.

                                                    Postgame: Jackson

                                                    Lakers coach talks about Kevin Durant's game and the win over the Thunder.

                                                    Postgame: Brooks

                                                    The Thunder coach talks about Kevin Durant's performance and a tough loss to the Lakers.

                                                    Bryant Blocks Durant

                                                    Kobe Bryant patrols the lane and throws back the Kevin Durant shot attempt.

                                                      Opinion

                                                      Waiting Game

                                                      The Lakers are waiting to get back to form while taking on the young Oklahoma City Thunder.

                                                        Photo Gallery

                                                        Game 1 Action

                                                        Check out the best snapshots from the Lakers-Thunder Game 1 action at Staples Center.

                                                          Lakers-Thunder Series Preview

                                                          Champs set to defend title against upstart Thunder

                                                          The Thunder and Lakers more or less stumbled their way into the playoffs. The question now is: Which team can regain its mojo fastest and end this series?

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                                                          Video & Analysis

                                                          Series Preview

                                                          The NBA TV crew looks at the matchup between the Lakers and Thunder.

                                                            Kobe's Top 10 Plays

                                                            Check out the best plays from Kobe Bryant's 2009-10 campaign.

                                                            Kobe's Buzzer-Beaters

                                                            Kobe joins the Fan Night crew to talk about this season's game-winners.

                                                              No 'I' In Team

                                                              The Oklahoma City Thunder are stressing a 'team-first' attitude this season.

                                                              Durant's Top 10

                                                              Check out the top 10 plays of Kevin Durant's breakout 2009-10 season.

                                                                Podcast

                                                                Hang Time Podcast

                                                                Sekou Smith and Vince Thomas break down the Lakers-Thunder series.

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