The Los Angeles Lakers were completely dismantled by the Oklahoma City Thunder in a 118-78 blowout loss. Kevin Durant leisurely worked his way to 22 points on 7-of-13 shooting (3-of-4 from deep), hardly breaking a sweat as he diced up the Lakers' defense. The purple and gold were down 20 by the end of the first quarter, the score getting out of hand out of the gates.
Russell Westbrook spent his time testing the Lakers' defense, ending with 13 points but a game-high 11 assists. He found Steven Adams for a handful of alley-oop dunks, taking advantage of the lack of resistance inside. The perimeter defense wasn't much better, with the Thunder draining nine of their 19 three-point attempts. The Lakers' three-point shooting was high in volume but low in effectiveness, making just eight of their 28 attempts.
D'Angelo Russell missed six of his seven three-point attempts, his slump from deep continuing from a rough night against the Houston Rockets. He finished with 12 points and five assists. Lou Williams scored a team-high 20 points, with Jordan Clarkson chipping in 15 points on 15 field-goal attempts. Kobe Bryant sat out with a sore right shoulder.
Oklahoma City took whatever it wanted on offense, including 15 second chance points. The Lakers shot 34.9 percent as a team, not even in the same neighborhood of the Thunder's 54.8 percent. It was as lopsided as it gets from start to finish.
The Lakers are off until Tuesday, when they visit the Denver Nuggets.