Lakeshow: The Sweet Taste of … Defeat

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Matthew 20:16 (NIV) says, “So the last will be first and the first will be last.”

Unfortunately, that’s in the Bible and doesn’t directly apply to the NBA. The Lakers sit dead last in the Western Conference, while the Thunder are first. On Sunday, March 9, they meet for what should be a blowout.

On Tuesday night facing the 76ers, OKC was scary. And I’m not just talking like Kevin Durant dropping a cool 40 per usual. Durant finished the third quarter with 42 points. Westbrook notched a TRIPLE DOUBLE (13 points, 14 assists, 10 rebounds) in three quarters — 20 minutes and 17 seconds of playing time to be exact. Neither stepped foot on the court in the fourth as the Thunder beat down Philadelphia, 125-92.

If the Lakers want to beat OKC, they’ll need a miracle. But I could be wrong, since they somehow scrapped together a victory over the Blazers on the road on Monday. But then again, I could be right. They’ve fumbled leads and snatched defeat from the jaws of victory numerous times this season.

Who do you think will win the blockbuster David vs. Goliath battle on ABC Sunday at 12:30 p.m. (if it’s even fair to call it that)? Tweet your thoughts at me or comment below: @AlyshaTsuji

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