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Posted April 12, 2013 - 06:05 PM



The Oklahoma City Thunder have clawed their way atop the Western Conference, putting them within reach of securing the conference's top playoff seed and rewarding them with a possible first-round matchup with the … Los Angeles Lakers?


If the Lakers – favored by many before the season to win the West – do qualify for the postseason, they won't be viewed as an ordinary eight seed.


"They would be the scariest eighth seed team in history," Thunder guard Kevin Martin said.


Said Thunder coach Scottie Brooks: "They have as much talent as any eighth seed could ever have."


"They are a championship-level team," Kevin Durant said. "…I guess they are waiting until they get to the playoffs to really show what they are made of."


Still, as the playoffs have grown near, Kobe Bryant and Dwight Howard have both raised their games. Bryant is averaging a near triple-double in April with 29.8 points, 8.2 assists and 7.4 rebounds.


"He has that fountain of youth," Durant said. "You can only wish to be that good at 34 [years old] and 17 years in the NBA. He is an inspiration to everybody and playing so well. I'm sure he is going to try to keep it up and will those guys to the playoffs."


Said Brooks: "To see what Kobe is doing is incredible."


That said, the Thunder aren't backing away from the possible challenge that could come with the West's top seed.


"We have to be ready to go no matter who it is if we get that No. 1 spot," said Thunder guard Derek Fisher, who won five championships with the Lakers. "But the Lakers would be a tough out."

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Posted April 12, 2013 - 06:13 PM

They're scared



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Posted April 12, 2013 - 06:17 PM

^ Defecating in their pants as we speak.


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Posted April 12, 2013 - 06:21 PM

Lol. ThAts just humble and respect talk... They will take us in 4-5 games
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Posted April 12, 2013 - 06:23 PM

Yeah, they probably don't wanna' give us any bulletin-board material, especially with the Black Mamba on our side.


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Posted April 12, 2013 - 06:46 PM

They're trolling

Pau Gasol is GONE

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Posted April 12, 2013 - 07:00 PM

They're trolling


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Posted April 12, 2013 - 07:54 PM

Lakers have to make it a halfcourt game with these guys, even though San Antonio is not as athletic or young as OKC their half-court offense would shred the Lakers defense as is. OKC is a terror because seemingly no one can guard their two superstars (Kobe guards Russel great but how much of a burden can he take?) but in terms of creativity and playcalling on the offensive end they are one of the worst for the elite teams. They kind of remind me of the 2011 Heat in terms of how plain their offense was and how much they relied on their stars, the Heat took off when they ran an actual, sophisticated offense

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Posted April 12, 2013 - 08:44 PM

That's nice of the, to talk about a team that might not even be in the playoffs.  




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Posted April 12, 2013 - 09:00 PM

Hopefully Kobe won't need a wheel chair for this series.



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Posted April 12, 2013 - 09:39 PM

OKC is a terror because seemingly no one can guard their two superstars.

Not to mention you can barely touch those two, especially Durant with his thin frame, any contact made is made more obvious because of it.


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Posted April 13, 2013 - 03:20 AM

Wonder what their reaction be now..

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