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Los Angeles Lakers' Kobe Bryant (24) sits on the bench during the fourth quarter of Game 5. (May 21, 2012)

Thunder beat Lakers 4-1 in West semis

Oklahoma City cruised to the Western Conference finals, eliminating the Lakers in 5 games.

Kobe Bryant #24 of the Los Angeles Lakers
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Kobe Bryant #24 of the Los Angeles Lakers talks with Russell Westbrook #0 of the Oklahoma City Thunder. (May 21, 2012)

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK - MAY 21: Russell Westbrook
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OKLAHOMA CITY, OK - MAY 21: Russell Westbrook #0 of the Oklahoma City Thunder reacts after scoring while fouled against the Los Angeles Lakers during Game Five of the Western Conference Semifinals of the 2012 NBA Playoffs at Chesapeake Energy Arena on May 21, 2012 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Kevin Durant #35 of the Oklahoma City Thunder
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Kevin Durant #35 of the Oklahoma City Thunder reacts after a three-point shot against the Los Angeles Lakers during Game 5. (May 21, 2012)

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Los Angeles Lakers' Kobe Bryant (24) sits on the bench during the fourth quarter of Game 5. (May 21, 2012)

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK - MAY 21: (R-L) Pau
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OKLAHOMA CITY, OK - MAY 21: (R-L) Pau Gasol #16 of the Los Angeles Lakers hugs Derek Fisher #37 of the Oklahoma City Thunder after a 106-90 loss during Game Five of the Western Conference Semifinals of the 2012 NBA Playoffs at Chesapeake Energy Arena on May 21, 2012 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. The Oklahoma City Thunder win the series 4-1, and advance to the Western Conference Finals. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook(0) shoots against
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Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook(0) shoots against the Los Angeles Lakers in the first quarter of Game 5 in their NBA basketball Western Conference semifinal playoff series, Monday, May 21, 2012, in Oklahoma City. Oklahoma City won 106-90. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)

Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant wipes his
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Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant wipes his face with his jersey during the first quarter of Game 5 in their NBA basketball Western Conference semifinal playoff series against the Oklahoma City Thunder. (May 21, 2012)

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK - MAY 21: Kevin Durant
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OKLAHOMA CITY, OK - MAY 21: Kevin Durant #35 of the Oklahoma City Thunder reacts after a three-point shot against the Los Angeles Lakers during Game Five of the Western Conference Semifinals of the 2012 NBA Playoffs at Chesapeake Energy Arena on May 21, 2012 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

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OKLAHOMA CITY, OK - MAY 21: Pau Gasol
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OKLAHOMA CITY, OK - MAY 21: Pau Gasol #16 of the Los Angeles Lakers takes a shot against Kendrick Perkins #5 of the Oklahoma City Thunder during Game Five of the Western Conference Semifinals of the 2012 NBA Playoffs at Chesapeake Energy Arena on May 21, 2012 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook (0) goes
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Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook (0) goes up for a basket in front of Los Angeles Lakers Steve Blake (5) during the second half of Game 5 in their NBA basketball Western Conference semifinal playoff series, Monday, May 21, 2012, in Oklahoma City. Oklahoma City beat the Lakers 106-90 and advances to the Western Conference Finals. (AP Photo/Alonzo Adams)

Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant (24) shoots
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Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant (24) shoots against the Oklahoma City Thunder in the third quarter of Game 5 in their NBA basketball Western Conference semifinal playoff series, Monday, May 21, 2012, in Oklahoma City. Oklahoma City won 106-90. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)

Metta World Peace #15 of the Los Angeles
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Metta World Peace #15 of the Los Angeles Lakers questions an officials call during the game against the Oklahoma City Thunder. (May 16, 2012)

James Harden #13 and Kevin Durant #35 of
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James Harden #13 and Kevin Durant #35 of the Oklahoma City Thunder celebrate after beating the Los Angeles Lakers in Game 2. (May 16, 2012)

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OKLAHOMA CITY, OK - MAY 16: Kevin Durant
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OKLAHOMA CITY, OK - MAY 16: Kevin Durant #35 of the Oklahoma City Thunder passes behind him against the Lost Angeles Lakers in Game Two of the Western Conference Semifinals in the 2012 NBA Playoffs on May 16, 2012 at the Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. The Thunder beat the Lakers 77-75. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using the photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Brett Deering/Getty Images)

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK - MAY 16: Kobe Bryant
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OKLAHOMA CITY, OK - MAY 16: Kobe Bryant #24 of the Los Angeles Lakers looks to drive on Thabo Sefolosha #2 of the Oklahoma City Thunder in Game Two of the Western Conference Semifinals in the 2012 NBA Playoffs on May 16, 2012 at the Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. The Thunder beat the Lakers 77-75. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using the photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Brett Deering/Getty Images)

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK - MAY 16: Andrew Bynum
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OKLAHOMA CITY, OK - MAY 16: Andrew Bynum #17 of the Los Angeles Lakers shoos over Kendrick Perkins #5 of the Oklahoma City Thunder in Game Two of the Western Conference Semifinals in the 2012 NBA Playoffs on May 16, 2012 at the Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. The Thunder beat the Lakers 77-75. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using the photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Brett Deering/Getty Images)

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK - MAY 16: Andrew Bynum
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OKLAHOMA CITY, OK - MAY 16: Andrew Bynum #17 of the Los Angeles Lakers shoots over Serge Ibaka #9 of the Oklahoma City Thunder in Game Two of the Western Conference Semifinals in the 2012 NBA Playoffs on May 16, 2012 at the Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. The Thunder beat the Lakers 77-75. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using the photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Brett Deering/Getty Images)

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK - MAY 16: Kevin Durant
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OKLAHOMA CITY, OK - MAY 16: Kevin Durant #35 of the Oklahoma City Thunder falls by Metta World Peace #15 of the Los Angeles Lakers in Game Two of the Western Conference Semifinals in the 2012 NBA Playoffs on May 16, 2012 at the Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. The Thunder beat the Lakers 77-75. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using the photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Brett Deering/Getty Images)

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OKLAHOMA CITY, OK - MAY 16: Andrew Bynum
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OKLAHOMA CITY, OK - MAY 16: Andrew Bynum #17 of the Los Angeles Lakers looks to shoot under pressure from Kendrick Perkins #5 of the Oklahoma City Thunder in Game Two of the Western Conference Semifinals in the 2012 NBA Playoffs on May 16, 2012 at the Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. The Thunder beat the Lakers 77-75. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using the photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Brett Deering/Getty Images)

Kevin Durant #35 of the Oklahoma City Thunder
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Kevin Durant #35 of the Oklahoma City Thunder speaks to the media after playing the Los Angeles Lakers in Game 2. (May 16, 2012)

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK - MAY 16: Kobe Bryant
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OKLAHOMA CITY, OK - MAY 16: Kobe Bryant #24 of the Los Angeles Lakers is fouled by Thabo Sefolosha #2 of the Oklahoma City Thunder late in the second half in Game Two of the Western Conference Semifinals in the 2012 NBA Playoffs on May 16, 2012 at the Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. The Thunder beat the Lakers 77-75. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using the photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Brett Deering/Getty Images)

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK - MAY 16: Kobe Bryant
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OKLAHOMA CITY, OK - MAY 16: Kobe Bryant #24 of the Los Angeles Lakers shoots over James Harden #13 of the Oklahoma City Thunder in Game Two of the Western Conference Semifinals in the 2012 NBA Playoffs on May 16, 2012 at the Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. The Thunder beat the Lakers 77-75. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using the photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Brett Deering/Getty Images)

Steve Blake #5 of the Los Angeles Lakers
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Steve Blake #5 of the Los Angeles Lakers drives around Derek Fisher #37 of the Oklahoma City Thunder in Game 2. (May 16, 2012)

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Los Angeles Lakers forward Metta World Peace, left,
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Los Angeles Lakers forward Metta World Peace, left, drives around Oklahoma City Thunder forward Kevin Durant during Game Two of the Western Conference Semifinals during the 2012 NBA Playoffs. (May 16, 2012)

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK - MAY 16: Andrew Bynum
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OKLAHOMA CITY, OK - MAY 16: Andrew Bynum #17 of the Los Angeles Lakers shoots over Kendrick Perkins #5 of the Oklahoma City Thunder in Game Two of the Western Conference Semifinals in the 2012 NBA Playoffs on May 16, 2012 at the Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. The Thunder beat the Lakers 77-75. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using the photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Brett Deering/Getty Images)

Kobe Bryant #24 of the Los Angeles Lakers
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Kobe Bryant #24 of the Los Angeles Lakers drives around Nick Collison #4 of the Oklahoma City Thunder in Game 2 of the Western Conference semifinals. (May 16, 2012)

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