‘Y’all Suck’: Twitter Reacts as Los Angeles Lakers Surprisingly Fall to OKC Thunder Without LeBron James

Published 10/27/2021, 11:13 PM EDT
Oct 27, 2021; Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA; Los Angeles Lakers guard Russell Westbrook (0) has words with Oklahoma City Thunder forward Darius Bazley (7) after scoring a basket during the second half at Paycom Center. Oklahoma City won 123-115. Mandatory Credit: Alonzo Adams-USA TODAY Sports


The Lakers go back to backs as their schedule sees them face OKC. After a tough fought win over the Spurs, the Laker nation had no break in store. However, that did not seem to affect them because they started off hot against the Oklahoma City Thunder. But things took a turn when OKC made a comeback in the third quarter. They evaded some serious danger after the Lakers air balled two potential game tying threes in a row.

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Oct 27, 2021; Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA; Los Angeles Lakers forward Anthony Davis (3) goes up for a basket as Oklahoma City Thunder guard Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (2) defends the shot during the first quarter at Paycom Center. Mandatory Credit: Alonzo Adams-USA TODAY Sports

The Lakers began the first serious purpose. They outscored the Thunder 41-19 and took a commanding lead early in the game. However, OKC gave it right back in the third quarter by scoring 18 points more than the Lakers and taking the advantage going into the fourth quarter.

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Shai Gilgeous Alexander continued his run from the game against the Warriors. His 17 point third quarter put OKC in the driving seat in their 123-115 win. He put up 27 points, 5 assists and 9 rebounds. Josh Giddey came up big with his double double with 18 p0ints and 10 assists also making the game winning play. Bazley also played his part on both ends, scoring 20 points with 4 steals. OKC’s late game defense had the Lakers in panic as they couldn’t make any plays. The home crowd did not disappoint either, as the support stayed in all night long.

For the Lakers, Anthony Davis was the star yet again. He tallied 30 points, 8 rebounds and 2 assists while shooting. Russell Westbrook recorded his first triple double for the Laker with 20 points, 14 rebounds and 10 assists. However, late game turnovers hurt the Lakers. Off the bench, Avery Bradley had an efficient game scoring 13 points. All OKC starters recorded double digit points while only three Lakers starters could rack up over 10.

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This is now the third time the Lakers have let the game go in the second half of proceedings. Do you think the Lakers can improve their late game plans? Let us know in the comments below.

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Anuj Talwalkar

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Anuj Talwalkar is an NBA writer at EssentiallySports. He is a student studying at NM College in Mumbai, aspiring to pursue sports management to follow his love for sports. Anuj started following the NBA last year, and he loves to combine his passion for writing with his understanding of basketball.

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