Halftime: Lakers 55, Thunder 34

There were a couple of changes for Game 5 tonight. Ron Artest shaved his head, getting rid of the hideous blond dye job, making his look a little less conspicuous as he chased Oklahoma City’s Kevin Durant around the court. Kobe Bryant guarded Russell Westbrook instead of Thabo Sefolosha, who hasn’t hurt anybody so far in the series. Also, Durant began guarding Bryant instead of checking Artest. The Lakers also kept pounding the ball inside and kept getting results and they led by as many as 21 points in the first half. The Lakers held the Thunder to 0-for-9 shooting and forced two turnovers to start the game.