The Thunder led by as many as 35 points and finished up by 29, winning 119-90 on Monday night in the opening game of the NBA Western Conference semifinals. One possible factor: the Lakers were playing on the road less than 48 hours after beating Denver in a seventh game on Saturday, and Oklahoma City was well rested after eight days off. They play again Wednesday in OKC. ESPN recap
Sports notes: The Dodgers placed their top hitter, Matt Kemp, on the disabled list with a hamstring injury. And the Angels excused outfielder Torii Hunter for an undisclosed amount of time after the arrest of his son in Texas.