OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – MAY 21: Kobe Bryant #24 of the Los Angeles Lakers walks past Kevin Durant #35 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. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
The Oklahoma City Thunder exacted revenge the Los Angeles Lakers on Monday night with a 106-90 victory which sent Kobe Bryant and company packing for the second straight year. The Thunder were simply younger, faster, and more explosive than the Lakers, but they maturity in poise in withstanding the relentless attack from the visitors. Next Stop: The Monster, San Antonio.