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OKC Thunder-Los Angeles Lakers Game 1 wrap up: in case you missed it

Lindsay Houts Published: May 15, 2012

THUNDER 119, LAKERS 90 — Here’s our Game 1 coverage from the Thunder-Lakers series. Remember to follow us on Twitter at @NewsOKThunder and like us on Facebook to get all of this throughout the day.

Oklahoma City's James Harden (13) hangs on the rim after dunking the ball as Los Angeles' Pau Gasol (16) and Los Angeles' Jordan Hill (27) look on during Game 1 in the second round of the NBA playoffs between the Oklahoma City Thunder and the L.A. Lakers at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Monday, May 14, 2012. Photo by Sarah Phipps, The Oklahoman
Oklahoma City's James Harden (13) hangs on the rim after dunking the ball as Los Angeles' Pau Gasol (16) and Los Angeles' Jordan Hill (27) look on during Game 1 in the second round of the NBA playoffs between the Oklahoma City Thunder and the L.A. Lakers at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Monday, May 14, 2012. Photo by Sarah Phipps, The Oklahoman

Pre-game:

Kendrick Perkins closer to returning

Metta World Peace says ‘I don’t shake substitutes’ hands’

Thunder vs. Lakers: How do the rosters stack up?

Local Laker fans like the Thunder — until now

Lakers’ Kobe Bryant, Thunder’s Derek Fisher remain ‘brothers’

Thunder is better prepared this time for Pau Gasol and Andrew Bynum

Breaking down the individual matchups

Metta World Peace, then Ron Artest, taught Kevin Durant a lesson in 2010

Post-game:

Box score, recap 

No ‘special welcome’ planned for Metta World Peace 

Lakers coach Mike Brown figured Perkins would be ready

Q&A with New Thunder PA announcer, Mario Nanni

OKC blasts Lakers in Game 1 

MWP gets his share of boos from the crowd

Sights and sounds from Thunder-Lakers Game 1

Metta World Peace: ‘Right now it’s all about basketball’ 

Defense on Kobe, lack of turnovers set the curve

Rest trumped rust, and Russell Westbrook trumped them all 

Lakers had no answer for Russell Westbrook 

OKC shows no rust in beating Lakers 119-90

Metta World Peace reacts to Oklahoma City

By the numbers: Game 1 

Blogs:

Thunder 119, Lakers 90: Nuggets from Darnell Mayberry’s notebook

Lakers fans among us

OKC’s just not that into you, Ron

Wanna see how they watched Game 7? 

Tramel’s Western Conference predictions

Photo/video:

Metta World Peace’s introduction: boo city

LAugher: Thunder destroys the Lakers

Game 1 Analysis: Thunder vs. Lakers

Thunder-Lakers Game 1 photos

Thunder cover: Nothing but time

Live chats:

Power Lunch with Darnell Mayberry

Game 1