NBA Playoffs 2012: 5 Things Lakers Must Do to Come Back and Win the Series

The Los Angeles Lakers played their game for 46 minutes.

They did everything they had to do to win Game 2. 

Then, in the last two minutes, everything unraveled. Kobe Bryant turned the ball over twice and missed a key shot, and the Oklahoma City Thunder ceased missing shots. They completed a seven-point comeback and took a 2-0 lead to Los Angeles.

Although it seems like an insurmountable deficit, the Lakers have to be happy with the way they played for the first 46 minutes of the ball game. They controlled the tempo. The game was theirs to lose and they lost it.

That being said, they have to put this game behind them and continue to do five things that they did well in Game 2 to get back in this series at Staples Center. 

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