Lakers' Pau Gasol and Andrew Bynum discuss how to right the wrongs against Thunder

Los Angeles' big men remain on the bench after the game to talk Game 2 strategy.
by Jenni Carlson Published: May 15, 2012

Four turnovers in a playoff game is a ridiculously low number. With the defensive pressure turned up, you're almost assured 10 or 12 turnovers. But for a team that led the league in turnovers to only turn it over four times?

“We've had that in first six minutes of games sometimes,” Thunder coach Scott Brooks said.

Neither the players nor the coaches will say it, but the Thunder is playing as well as it has all season. A sweep of the defending champion Mavs. A Game 1 crushing of the Lakers. Hard to think there's been a better stretch for this bench.

“To be honest, I think we could be better,” Thunder star Kevin Durant said. “We can always get better.”

It's hard to see how they could be much better than they were Monday night. I suppose it's possible, but that just seems like it might inflict some cruel-and-unusual punishment on the Lakers.

Los Angeles had better be doing some serious searching for answers right now.

That's what Gasol and Bynum were doing during their postgame chat on the bench.

“We really just talked about what we're going to do offensively as far as trying to get most of us more involved in the high-low (game) because we have a big advantage there and we've got to get to it,” Bynum told TNT.

A big advantage?

Sure doesn't seem that way.

Doesn't seem like anything is big advantage for the Lakers right now. Not against the Thunder. Not in this series.

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by Jenni Carlson
Jenni Carlson, a sports columnist at The Oklahoman since 1999, came by her love of sports honestly. She grew up in a sports-loving family in Kansas. Her dad coached baseball and did color commentary on the radio for the high school football...
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