Thunder faces floundering Lakers
BY DARNELL MAYBERRY NewsOK.com
Sunday, January 27, 2013
1/27/13 at 5:48 AM
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LOS ANGELES - While others might look at the Los Angeles Lakers and see a team with one foot in the grave, Kevin Durant and the Oklahoma City Thunder are going into Sunday's showdown with caution, believing Kobe Bryant and his crew still can climb out of their humiliating hole.
"We know those guys are desperate," Durant said. "They're playing every game as hard as they can so we just got to come out there with a sense of urgency. We can't wait for the game to come to us. We got to go take it."
Los Angeles has lost 11 of its past 15 games, none worse than the 15-point thumping the Thunder put on the Lakers two weeks ago inside Staples Center. But the Thunder isn't entering this game thinking about the last meeting, or banking on the Lakers' current struggles automatically translating into another victory.
"We got to be desperate, too," said Kendrick Perkins. "At the end of the day, we can't let them turn their season around on us."
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