Lakers 111, Thunder 87

It was over almost before it began. The Lakers had no trouble with the Oklahoma City Thunder in Game 5 tonight. They led by as many as 32 points in the third quarter en route to a 3-2 lead in the best-of-7 series. Game 6 will be Friday night in Oklahoma City. The Lakers should be well rested since only Ron Artest, Derek Fisher and Lamar Odom played more than 31 minutes. The Lakers’ 7-footers led them. Pau Gasol had 25 points and Andrew Bynum scored 21. They both had 11 rebounds. Kevin Durant scored only 17 points on 5-for-14 shooting. The Lakers outscored the Thunder, 58-26, in the paint. Question is, can the Lakers do it again in Game 6 and eliminate the Thunder?