Joe D'Amico's NBA Pure Dynamite TNT Winner
LA Lakers vs. Oklahoma City,
02/23/2012 21:30 EDT,
Score: 85 - 100
Point Spread: -6/-105 Oklahoma City
Today's winner is Oklahoma City over Los Angeles. This is my NBA Pure Dynamite TNT Winner.
This game see's the two best scorers in the league in Bryant and Durant squaring off against one another. Let's start with the obvious. OKC owns the best record in the West while LA is currently the #5 seed. The Lakers problem is that they can't compete on the road where they are 6-11 SU this season, going 5-12 against the number. In their first meeting, Los Angeles played well for three quarters only to get blown out in the 4th, 32-16. The 120-106 victory seemed to have notched a changing of the guard in pro hoops. The trio of Durant, Westbrook, and Harden are lighting up defenses for a combined 68.1 PPG while Durant, Ibaka, and Perkins are monopolizing the glass with a 23.7 RPG combined. LA played hard LN in Dallas and now have to travel to Oklahoma City and play a Thunder squad that breezed through the Celtics at home. I'm siding with the hotter, younger, and fresher Thunder here. Take Oklahoma City. Thank you.