The L.A. Lakers flew to Oklahoma City to play the Thunder in front of a loud and boisterous crowd. The game wasn’t even close as the game began. OKC came out firing on all cylinders. In the end, the final score was Oklahoma City 119, L.A. Lakers 90. If anything, this decisive Game 1 means that the Thunder want to set a message to the Lakers about how things are going to be for the entire semifinals the Lakers play the Thunder. The Lakers had no answer for a Thunder basket. In the other semi-final bracket in the East, Philadelphia scrapped up a Game 2 win against the Boston Celtics, 82-81. This is a special Philly team that beat the Chicago Bulls in the first round. There’s no chance that the aging Boston Celtics can do to halt a Sixers squad that is well coached by Doug Collins.