Of course, any 1-8 matchup is one-sided, though two No. 8 seeds have won series in recent years — the Warriors over the Mavericks in 2007 and the Grizzlies over the Spurs in 2011.
For the record, the new percentages for potential Thunder playoff series are: Lakers 46.3, Houston 22.9, Golden State 18.8 and Utah 11.9.
A Thunder-Laker series would be the third in four years. The Lakers won a first-round series three years ago, that memorable six-game set when LA was the top seed and the Thunder was a dangerous eight. Then last year, the Thunder, as the No. 2 seed, beat the third-seeded Lakers in five games.
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