Guard Russell Westbrook and his Oklahoma City teammates brushed aside the Los Angeles Lakers in five games to reach the Western Conference final for the second straight season. Last year, the Thunder were eliminated by Dallas in five games. (Associated Press)

Guard Russell Westbrook and his Oklahoma City teammates brushed aside the Los Angeles Lakers in five games to reach the Western Conference final for the second straight season. Last year, the Thunder were eliminated by Dallas in five games. (Associated Press)