L.A. Lakers: 7 Key Matchups to Watch in the Second Round

The Los Angeles Lakers are just one game away from meeting the Oklahoma City Thunder in the second round of the 2012 NBA playoffs.

The Thunder won the regular-season series with the Lakers, two games to one, but we all know that the regular season doesn't mean anything once the playoffs begin. The Lakers and the Thunder also have some added history between them ever since the elbow heard round the world from Metta World Peace to James Harden's head.

With all that being said, there are numerous matchups that the Lakers need to focus on if they want to have any hope of knocking off the Thunder in the second round of the playoffs.

Ahead, you'll find seven matchups for the Lakers to keep their eyes on in the second round as they face off against the dominant OKC Thunder. 

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