After their worst loss of the season, the Lakers look to even up their series with the Thunder.
Los Angeles and Oklahoma City will face off in Game 2 of the Western Conference Semifinals on Wednesday night.
Tipoff is set for 9:30 p.m. ET at the Chesapeake Energy Arena. You can watch the game on TNT. If you can't get to a television, you can watch a live stream online here.
The Thunder came into Game 1 as heavy favorites, and they certainly lived up to expectations. They beat the Lakers 119-90 in a game that was a blowout for most of its course. Russell Westbrook and Kevin Durant led the way with 27 and 25 points apiece. Kobe Bryant put in 20 for the Lakers.
Andrew Bynum and Pau Gasol will have to play much better if Los Angeles hopes to knot the series at 1-1. They combined for 30 points, and didn't have much affect on the game.
The oddsmakers expect OKC to win comfortably again. The Lakers are eight point underdogs at most Las Vegas sportsbooks.
Oklahoma City has had a fairly easy time scoring against L.A. The Thunder have scored at least 100 points in all of the four meetings between the two teams this season. They finished the season third in the NBA in scoring at 103.1 points per game.
More specifically, the Lakers will have to stop Russell Westbrook. The point guard scored 27 points on 10-15 shooting from the field on Monday. He also dished out nine assists and grabbed seven rebounds.
If the Lakers point guards can't match Westbrook, then Kobe Bryant will have to do a better job of putting up points. The second-leading scorer in the regular season put in just 20 points in Game 1 on 7-18 shooting. Bryant is behind LeBron James in scoring for the 2012 postseason.