OKC Thunder: Game 5 set for 8:30 p.m. tip at Chesapeake Arena

Oklahoma City can advance to Western Conference finals with a win Monday night.
BY DARNELL MAYBERRY Published: May 20, 2012
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Thunder vs. Los Angeles Lakers

*When: 8:30 p.m. Monday

*Where: Chesapeake Arena

*TV: TNT (Cox 31, HD Ch. 730).

*Radio: WWLS 98.1-FM, WWLS 640-AM

Three things to know

* The Thunder came back from a 13-point, fourth-quarter deficit to win 103-100 in Game 4 on Saturday night inside Staples Center. Kevin Durant scored 11 fourth-quarter points, including the go-ahead 3-pointer with 13.7 seconds remaining. Russell Westbrook scored 10 of his team-high 37 points in the final period.

* The Thunder is averaging just 8.3 turnovers in the first four games of this series against the Lakers and a league-low 10.5 turnovers in the postseason. Oklahoma City averaged a league-high 16.3 turnovers in the regular season.

* Lakers forward Pau Gasol is averaging just 11.5 points on 47.5 percent shooting and 8.5 rebounds in four games against the Thunder. Gasol averaged 17.4 points on 50.1 percent shooting and 10.4 rebounds in the regular season.

Projected starters

Thunder (3-1)

Pos.; Player; Ht.; Pts.; Reb.; Ast.

G; Russell Westbrook; 6-3; 23.6; 4.9; 4.5

G;Thabo Sefolosha; 6-7; 3.9; 1.9; 1.6

F; Kevin Durant; 6-9; 26.9; 7.9; 3.4

F; Serge Ibaka; 6-10; 10.0; 6.1; 0.6

C; Kendrick Perkins; 6-10; 3.6; 5.3; 0.8

Lakers (1-3)

Pos.; Player; Ht.; Pts.; Reb.; Ast.

G; Ramon Sessions; 6-4; 9.8; 2.8; 3.6

G; Kobe Bryant; 6-6; 28.9; 4.8; 4.7

F; Metta World Peace; 6-7; 11.8; 3.6; 1.8

F; Pau Gasol; 7-0; 12.4; 8.9; 3.8

C; Andrew Bynum; 7-0; 17.3; 11.7; 1.6