Thunder are exactly where they were at the end of last season. They still don't play well down the stretch against great teams. Westbrook continues to not be able to get his team in their sets. The Lakers gave them ample opportunities but the Thunder still lack the ability to finish these close games against this kind of competition. And its not their defense where you'd say Perkins can help....its their offense. Just poor execution within the last 3 minutes of this game.
It's more and more apparent that OKC is not ready to compete seriously for a championship. This is a two horse race for the WC title.