Lakers need big changes


The Lakers, as they're now constructed, are not capable of competing for NBA championships. The roster is too old and too slow. In consecutive seasons they've not come close to escaping the second round, and since

Setting up the matchup with the top-seeded Spurs wasn't much of a problem for second-seeded Oklahoma City, which closed out the Los Angeles Lakers in five games. Russell Westbrook scored a team-high 28 points, Kevin Durant added 25 points,

OKLAHOMA CITY — Ramon Sessions did the best he could to keep Russell Westbrook from making a high-flying dunk that would energize the Oklahoma City Thunder. No matter.

Setting up the matchup with the top-seeded Spurs wasn't much of a problem for second-seeded Oklahoma City, which closed out the Los Angeles Lakers in five games. Russell Westbrook scored a team-high 28 points, Kevin Durant added 25 points,

By Dave McMenamin | ESPNLosAngeles.com OKLAHOMA CITY — After the most successful season of his seven-year career ended with yet another disappointing second-round playoff exit, Los Angeles Lakers center Andrew Bynum doesn't know what the future holds

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