Thunder vs Lakers :: My 5 Predictions (Round 2 NBA Playoffs)

It’s a huge night in my city as The Oklahoma City Thunder host the Los Angeles Lakers for Game 1 of round 2 of the 2012 NBA Playoffs. This game is going to be huge, extra physical and the winner could actually find themselves in the NBA Finals against the Miami Heat. That’s considering the Clippers can handle the Spurs and the Heat don’t fold to the Pacers.

This game is going to be intense, especially since the last time the Thunder faced the Lakers Ron Artest gave the cheap shot elbow to 6th man of the year James Harden. Artest was recently quoted as saying he’s not going to shake the #Thunder players’ hands and he doesn’t shake the subs hands anyways, only the starters. Maybe it’s just me, but Ron Artest makes it really hard to like him or the Lakers. I have grown to respect Kobe, not only because he’s one of the best to players to ever play the game and competes at a high-level at an old age; rather because he’s a straight shooter and respectable as a basketball player.

Three things are guaranteed tonight, the #Thunder fans will be jacked up out of this world. Ron Artest won’t receive a warm welcome and the Home Team will come away with a victory.

My Game 1 Predictions:

  • The announcers will say they have never heard a crowd this loud before.
  • Durant, Harden & Westbrook all have BIG offensive games.
  • Ron Artest will do something a little goofy… not Big goofy, just a little bit goofy.
  • Sefolosha will do a stellar job containing Kobe 3 quarters, Kobe will have solid 4th quarter.
  • Thunder win 105-99.
  • Bonus: I will tweet no less than 25 times during the game!
#Thunderup

Those are my predictions… What do you think of my 5 6 predictions. Share your predictions. 

  • Thejaymart

    Lol at the wishful thinking about the Spurs.

  • TJ

    I predict you will tweet more than 30 times, and a #fistbump will show up somewhere.

  • to be honest, i’m quite torn over this series… {convince me to cheer for the thunder! ;D}

    if i was cheering for the thunder, i’d be for the sole reason that if miami makes it to the finals, i want them playing either the spurs or the thunder – so they’ll lose. {okay, and maybe cuz i like kevin too.} 😉

    i’ve been a semi-lakers fan forever, mostly cuz of kobe, and i’ve come to like metta/ron, but i was pretty upset over the 6th-man comment – totally unnecessary! 

    all in all, i just want a good 7-game series, haha!

  • Felix

    I’m a BIGGG! LAKERS fan and I hope you are wrong. The Thunder is a great team this year but I’m expecting the Lakers to win in 6 games. I think Kobe is motivated to win ring #6 this year. But here we go we see. It’s going to be a incredible series.

  • competes at a high-level at an old age; rather because he’s a straight shooter and respectable as a basketball player.

  • rather because he’s a straight shooter and respectable as a basketball player.

  • Laila Beers

    That’s considering the Clippers can handle the Spurs and the Heat don’t fold to the Pacers.

  • That’s considering the Clippers can handle the Spurs and the Heat don’t fold to the Pacers.

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