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Facing the Thunder

The Lakers still have plenty of questions heading into the playoffs

Updated: April 17, 2010, 9:01 PM ET
By Dave McMenamin | ESPNLosAngeles.com

After 82 games it comes down to this.

Either the start to a glorious road to repeat or the start to a disappointing spring that will leave the Los Angeles Lakers "Gone Fishin'" (or more accurately with this team, "Gone Reality TV Filmin'") far earlier than they had planned.

The first team that will test the direction the Lakers' destiny takes them this postseason is the Oklahoma City Thunder.

The Lakers played the Thunder three times in the first two months of the season ...

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