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2010 NBA Playoffs: Los Angeles Lakers vs. Oklahoma City Thunder, First Round, Game 5

Information about game 5 of the L.A. Lakers vs. Oklahoma City Thunder series in the 2010 NBA Playoffs, with score, recap, pictures, stats, highlights, quotes and Kobe Bryant and Pau Gasol performance.

Los Angeles Lakers

2010 NBA Playoffs First Round
Los Angeles Lakers vs. Oklahoma City Thunder

Oklahoma City Thunder

Series Index:

Game 1: Lakers 87, Thunder 79 at Los Angeles   Game recap & pictures
Game 2: Lakers 95, Thunder 92 at Los Angeles   Game recap & pictures
Game 3: Thunder 101, Lakers 96 at Oklahoma City   Game recap & pictures
Game 4: Thunder 110, Lakers 89 at Oklahoma City   Game recap & pictures
Game 5: Lakers 111, Thunder 87 at Los Angeles Game recap & pictures
Game 6: Lakers 95, Thunder 94 at Oklahoma City   Game recap & pictures

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Los Angeles Lakers 3 - 2 Oklahoma City Thunder

GAME 5: L.A. Lakers 111 - Oklahoma City Thunder 87

Leaders Points Rebounds Assists
Lakers Gasol: 25 Gasol/Bynum: 11 Bryant: 7
Thunder Durant: 17 Ibaka: 9 Westbrook: 6
1st 2nd 3rd 4th Tot
LAL 31 24 33 23 111
OKC 16 18 26 27 87
click for Lakers 2010 Playoff pictures (LA Daily News), First Round vs. Oklahoma City Thunder Game 5
Picture Gallery (LAT)

April 27 - Staples Center, Los Angeles. Three days of rest at home made all the difference for Kobe Bryant and the Lakers who looked rejuvenated and rebounded from back-to-back losses to regain control of the series with an emphatic 111-87 win over the Thunder.

Kobe had 13 points and 7 assists in three quarters and spent most of the time feeding the big men Pau Gasol who had 25 points and Andrew Bynum who added 21. Both grabbed 11 rebounds.

Phil Jackson made adjustments from previous games sending a rested Kobe to guard the speedy point guard Russell Westbrook and moved Gasol a couple steps away from the paint to give Ron Artest (14 points) more freedom to attack inside. Those changes proved to be positive from the beginning. The Thunder could almost never use their fastbreak which had been very effective in previous games and were completely dominated in the paint. The Lakers opened the game with a 14-1 run that included 8 points by Bynum, led 31-16 after the first quarter and were up by 21 (55-34) by halftime. Then it was Gasol's time who scored 15 points in the third quarter to help seal the victory. L.A. led by as many as 33 points. The final period was just playing time for the reserves and more rest for Kobe and company.

Kevin Durant, the current scoring champion got just 17 points on 5-for-14 shooting with Artest all over him all the time and Westbrook added 15, missing 9 of 13 shots for an Oklahoma City team that could never recover after missing its first 13 shots.

The Quotes

Phil Jackson (LAL Coach): "We had a sense, an intuition there, that was directed and well-focused."

Andrew Bynum (Lakers): "This is the kind of game we can play when we're executing well on both ends of the court, We need to try to close it out now, and not be satisfied with this."

Kevin Durant (Thunder): "I wish I could say why, but they kicked our butts from the beginning, They had some dunks early on and got the fans excited, and they just kind of cruised from there. It was tough to come back."

Highlights

Los Angeles Lakers Oklahoma City Thunder
Leaders: Pts Reb Ast St Bl More
Pau Gasol 25 11 5 1 1  
Andrew Bynum 21 11 1 - 2  
Ron Artest 14 2 5 2 2  
Jordan Farmar 14 2 - 1 -  
Kobe Bryant 13 3 7 2 -  
Leaders: Pts Reb Ast St Bl More
Kevin Durant 17 3 3 - -  
R. Westbrook 15 5 6 3 - 8 TO
Serge Ibaka 12 9 1 - -  
James Harden 11 2 1 - -  
Etan Thomas 10 4 - - -  

Complete Boxscore

OKLAHOMA CITY THUNDER
Starters Min FG 3P FT Off Def Reb Ast Stl Blk TO PF +/- Pts 
Jeff Green, F 33 3-10 1-2 1-1 2 3 5 2 2 1 2 3 -27 8
Kevin Durant, SF 33 5-14 2-6 5-6 0 3 3 3 0 0 3 2 -25 17
Nenad Krstic, C 18 1-4 0-0 2-2 2 2 4 0 1 0 0 3 -24 4
Thabo Sefolosha, SG 20 1-7 1-3 0-0 1 1 2 1 0 2 0 3 -24 3
Russell Westbrook, PG 33 4-13 2-4 5-8 1 4 5 6 3 0 8 2 -26 15
Bench Min FG 3P FT Off Def Reb Ast Stl Blk TO PF +/- Pts 
Etan Thomas, C 12 4-5 0-0 2-2 1 3 4 0 0 0 0 1 +4 10
Nick Collison, PF 11 1-2 0-0 0-0 2 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 -3 2
Kyle Weaver, SG 12 1-4 0-1 0-0 0 2 2 2 0 0 0 2 +4 2
Eric Maynor, PG 16 1-4 0-1 1-2 1 2 3 2 0 0 0 3 0 3
James Harden, G 25 4-10 1-3 2-3 1 1 2 1 0 0 1 1 -3 11
Serge Ibaka, PF 28 6-11 0-0 0-0 3 6 9 1 0 0 2 5 +4 12
Kevin Ollie, PG DNP COACH'S DECISION
Totals 31-84 7-20 18-24 14 28 42 18 6 3 16 25   87
Percentages: 36.9% 35.0% 75.0%
LOS ANGELES LAKERS
Starters Min FG 3P FT Off Def Reb Ast Stl Blk TO PF +/- Pts 
Ron Artest, SF 31 6-11 2-4 0-0 1 1 2 5 2 2 0 2 +24 14
Pau Gasol, PF 30 10-16 0-0 5-5 4 7 11 5 1 1 1 2 +27 25
Andrew Bynum, C 28 8-10 0-0 5-7 2 9 11 1 0 2 1 1 +21 21
Kobe Bryant, SG 29 4-9 0-2 5-7 0 3 3 7 2 0 4 3 +27 13
Derek Fisher, PG 31 3-6 0-2 0-0 0 2 2 1 2 1 4 2 +25 6
Bench Min FG 3P FT Off Def Reb Ast Stl Blk TO PF +/- Pts 
Lamar Odom, PF 31 3-8 1-2 0-0 2 6 8 4 0 3 1 1 +5 7
Josh Powell, C 7 2-3 0-0 1-2 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 -5 5
Luke Walton, SF 5 0-1 0-1 0-0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 +4 0
Shannon Brown, PG 20 1-4 0-0 0-2 0 1 1 2 2 1 1 4 -2 2
Adam Morrison, SF 9 2-6 0-1 0-0 1 2 3 1 0 0 0 2 -5 4
Jordan Farmar, PG 19 3-4 2-2 6-8 0 2 2 0 1 0 1 0 -1 14
D.J. Mbenga, C DNP EYE SURGERY
Totals 42-78 5-14 22-31 10 35 45 27 10 10 13 19   111
Percentages:   53.8% 35.7% 71.0%

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