The Oklahoma City Thunder will head to Los Angeles up two games to none on the Lakers in the Western Conference semi-finals. Their Wednesday Night 77-75 game two victory was much different than their 119-90 win in game one.
The Thunder, as they have several times during the regular season, hit the scoring gas peddle at the right time. Last night that moment came when the Thunder trailed by 7 points with two minutes to play.
They went on a 9-0 run to finish the game, while shutting out the Lakers over that same time span to win by two.
The ball got rolling when James Harden pulled the Thunder within five with a lay up.
On the Lakers next possession Kevin Durant forced Kobe Bryant to turn the ball which led to a "KD" dunked that cut the Laker lead to three.
After a missed Laker shot, James Harden pulled Oklahoma City within one with a two-point jumper with :56 to play.
With less than a minute to play, Kobe missed a jumper , the Thunder rebounded and on the other end Durant hit a floating jumper with :18 on the clock. That shot gave the Thunder a one point advantage.
The Lakers had a chance to go back on top, but Steve Blake missed a wide open three from the corner.
OKC gets the rebound and KD knocked down a free throw to give the Thunder a 77-75 win.
Oklahoma City heads to Los Angeles up two game to none on the Lakers.
The Thunder are 9-0 in a seven game series when they win the first two games.
Durant led the way for the Thunder with 22 points on 9-15 shooting from the field.
Russell Westbrook added 15 and James Harden had 13.
Kobe Bryant and Andrew Bynum both had 20 points for the Lakers.
Game three of the Western Conference semi-finals between the Thunder and the Lakers is Friday night in LA. Tip off is set for 9:30pm Tulsa time.
Game four is Saturday night at the Staples Center, also at 9:30pm.