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Another slow start for the Thunder in loss at L.A.
Slow start is an understatement for what transpired in Game 5 at the Staples Center.
Opening the game 0-of-13 from the field, the Thunder fell behind 14-1 in the opening six minutes. The Thunder made its first field goal with 5:28 remaining in the quarter. For a change, a slow start lasted the entire first half as the Lakers’ suffocating defense contested nearly every shot.
Unlike the first three games in the series, when Oklahoma City rallied to overcome slow starts, the Thunder dug such a large hole it never made a serious run. Oklahoma City trailed 55-34...
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